This is my very favourite post of the blogging year so far. I’m fortunate enough to know ‘The Mermaid’ in person; have witnessed her absolute love of nature; seen her drawing; heard her wit and most importantly felt her sincerity.
It’s a post I’d love to have written (and painted) but most of all one which I’d love the world to appreciate for all its layers and magic.
It’s not that it’s a bad place to work. The conditions are very good and I consider myself lucky but being in a bright indoor place pounding with noise, working hard and staying focussed on a nuanced but repetitive job among metal moving parts can seem like an unending assault on all the fraying senses.
I take my breaks outside in my car and it is this that redeems me. For the most part I bury myself in one of the books I am reading, escaping into another world. At other times I…
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