Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I love the views from the trains
as you see the backside of the urban sprawl.
I see the near-side graffiti written rail-side and
then the flats so close in the inner London scene.
Then the fortunate ones with the stacking white plastic chairs
left out to sunbath or freeze.
Beyond there is the shuttered houses
with most occupants out working to pay the mortgages
so they can enjoy the garden come spring and summer?
..... and the passing trains.
The graffiti is big and strong.
Is it a night-time activity or week-ends?
There I see the harsh stark bare sharp trees.
So cold and glum like most people I met these last days.
Peaking through the housing skyline,
in most of the passing landscape,
are churches with spires,
(and the nonconformists roofs!)
and a surprising number with scaffolding.
What are they doing with those buildings?
Are they representing a community each?
I like the backside of things.
There is an underside with the people I have met too.
Some who were up for it in the past,
are now glum or low right now.
These God given emotions do things to us eh?
So sad to talk with some who are locked
in the negative and
cannot see beyond that.
I feel deeply.
I love deeply.
I energize deeply.
Others are looking forward having 'owned' their ugly past.
It is really fantastic for me
to feel their new life and
observe their new self esteem
which is so foundational.
love it love it.