On a muggy day the history of the architecture in a University town can feel at odds with what is going on the world.
The Palladian architecture in the shot below can seem detached from our fast paced disposable living.
In the background is the Radcliffe Camera, a building of Oxford University designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.
Knitted flowers adorn the railings of the famous academic icon of the city, our central academic library.
So many hours of concentration has burst out into colourful woolly petals with the logo of a mental health charity attached.
This feels a beautiful celebration of sanity, resilience and all those good things ! Especially when the sun is shining.
Luckily the fast thinking that charges through the place buds out into amazing life sustaining ideas.
I had to share this even though the image is a simple one! I give you one example that hit me between the eyes this morning.
I have my feelings in a short wee poem.
Woollen flowers stand
on iron that meets the grassy land
as a bicycle stops by to stare.
All that feels clear is in the air.
this town muddy as it cleaves
to lost identity.
Only undergraduate life turns the key.
It’s wonderful to see the woolly petals move in the breeze.
I cheat however, as I don’t own a bicycle and so walk on the old cobbles as I get away..
Steps on stone slip
Over words dug
Deep in shapes carved
As the present moves
Past with force through a replay
Of a beautiful yesterday
Enjoy more posts about morning here