Category: memorial

  • What Ceremony Else? (I: September 2020)

    What Ceremony Else? (I: September 2020)

    I often think about funeral speeches. Those that have moved me with their love, humanity and individuality; those that have disappointed with their stock phrases and easy platitudes. In moments of anxiety for the safety of people I love, catastrophising, I sometimes wonder what I might say about them. It’s unthinkable to contemplate their demise,…

  • Like Quiet Ghosts

    Like Quiet Ghosts

    The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede I love the way this memorial is drenched in light whenever I visit; I love the stone and the windows and the curves and the geometry of the place; l love the views over Runnymede all the way to London.   I often stop to read some of the notes…