We had the best time in Edinburgh but our family is here and the distance proved too unmanageable in practice.
It will remain in my heart as a very special time when I made some very special new friends, one of which was through this blog.
Thank you Penny for your company in and out of all those galleries and charity shops!
|Work in progress - looking forward to glazing this one!|
|Have pottery - will travel....|
The experience has made me wonder what the word 'home' really means. Is it different for everyone. Is it 'where the heart is'? Is it in a landscape which inspires you? Is it something you feel inside, no matter where you are?
|Kicking through fallen acorns on my runs this week ... and so the oak leaves.|
Life is a journey and it's not always linear.
As one Scotsman once wrote:
"The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley"
Robert Burns, 1785.
To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough.
|Drying out before first firing....|
I have had the chance to explore a beautiful part of the country and a fantastic city and it has been a joy. But, as another chap wrote:
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time"
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets.
Thing is though ...... I'm not sure this is the end of my exploration ..... but one thing's for sure, life's never dull!!
What does 'home' mean for you?