Today has been a sadder day than normal, for me anyway.
It began with news that a much-loved pet had died. Biscuit was 17 years old, a sibling of my dearest Taffy that had brought so much joy into our lives for such a short period of time in 2004.
Biscuit has passed away “peacefully underneath the grapevine” and has been laid to rest beneath some feijoa trees.
The weather today has been dull and grey, overcast with frequent showers and much colder than we have had it before. We lit a fire last night, the first for the year – it was more for comfort than needing warmth, as we could have survived without it. However, it was nice to see its cheery glow and our old cat, 15 year old Teenie, loved it. She sprawled out in front of the fire like she was in heaven.
Then, this afternoon, I watched Andrea Bocelli singing on Easter Sunday in Milan, Italy (look up “Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope – Live From Duomo di Milano” on YouTube).
It brought me to tears.
Humanity is able to build great cities and huge beautiful buildings, to develop incredible cultures and make amazing discoveries and create so many inventions – yet it is brought to its knees because of a virus.
A simple disease that has inflicted all of mankind. Nature continues on all around us, unaffected by our sorrow and our fears. It makes me feel like our species is so insignificant yet we think we are so great.
That is why I cried.
Please be safe everyone,
|R.I.P. Biscuit 2003 - 2020|