I’m delving back to the thoughts of Vera Britton once again. She quotes a passage from a book she is reading by Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm;
“There is an hour which blots out wisdom and is sweet with sweetness of life. It is worth having lived a whole life for that hour”.
She is reflecting on one touching, moving experience with the ups and downs both “bitter and sweet”. I consider that there is not one but many of these experiences that chase the heart, overwhelm the breath and make a million smiles into one with just a touch of the memory.
My first reminiscence of the kind of life experience was as a student nurse in the big city for the first time. For me it was a time to meet like-minded people, the bizarre and spectacular from the circus of life.
Here are a few words that remind me of this time;
Nothing was redundant
501 ripped jeans
Music and pub scenes
D M shoes
Favourite old suede jacket
Trinkets a small packet
Sample the grand opera
Whilst the sun light dimming
Listen to Night Swimming
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