In the second series of verbs in the A to Z of Becoming, L stands for Laugh.
I think it’s been well established that “laughter is the best medicine” – and, the best way to test that is to try it yourself.
Humour, however, is very personal, so I don’t know if the things which make me laugh, also make you laugh.
Here are a couple of short videos which have made me laugh again and again over the…
As I walked along the banks of the Charente recently I saw these berries catching the sun.
As ever, I’m caught by the sheer beauty of the image, but it also sets my thoughts off on two different, related tracks.
Berries are full of potential. They contain the seeds of life itself. This is how this plant, this species, creates its future, offering these berries as gifts for other creatures to…
I love rainbows.
I love how a rainbow only appears when we are standing in the right place looking in the right direction.
There’s no rainbow without the viewer.
There’s no rainbow which lasts for ever. It shimmers, it deepens, it fades, you can’t find the start or the end of it (you’ll never know if there is a bucket of gold hidden there!)
It’s the symbol of hope, of promise and of diversity.
Look closely at this photo. The white object which you can see is a concrete post. The tree has grown around it.
The tree is about the height of a five or six storey building so I’m guessing it is many, many years old. Slowly, imperceptibly, it must have first encountered, then grown around the post.
Isn’t that amazing? A brilliant example of adaptation!