Life

Life is precious. One of the most emotional experiences for me in 2017 was a visit to Beachy Head. I was there for the view, the walk and the wildlife.

There was the Knapweed:

Plenty of attitude without the spikes

There were Burnet Moths:

Spots and Burnets and Knapweeds

And Skipper butterflies:

Skipping among Skippers

What I didn’t expect was for the place to have such a big effect on me. I parked next to the pub and sauntered down towards the lighthouse and began to see tragic memorials:

Beachy Head - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There were bunches of flowers, pebbles, crosses, letters; no end of human pain and suffering visited on those left behind because of the pain and suffering of those who left us.

Beachy Head - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Visit the Samaritans if you need someone to talk to: www.samaritans.org. They will have volunteers available for listening for 123,000 hours over Christmas. Use them if you need them.

Beachy Head - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Whatever you’re going through, call the Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

Life. It’s always worth living; and there’s always someone who cares.

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