I am sad. I am sad for a number of reasons, some of which I can't illustrate. I'm sad that I haven't managed to keep up with my comments while I was away on holiday - I thought I would. I'm sad that I'm at least 24 hours late with this post, although I'll back-date in case you don't notice :).
While I was away, I took a few shots that have a certain sadness about them.
An empty playground at the end of the day, an abandoned coat on the bench. Amazing to me were the neglected conkers, from the horse chestnut trees. In England they would have been gathered by enthusiastic little boys (and some not so little) to play games of conkers. Having had two boys of my own, it was all I could do not to gather them up, not unlike the little boys in my mother's story.
Not a very good picture I'm afraid, but just look at the sand quarry gouging into the hillside and the dust being thrown up into the air. It's sad to see.
In spite of the sadness of missing my friends, most of all I'm sad that it's the end of my holiday in such a beautiful place, the Languedoc in the south of France.
Anyone would feel sad leaving all that behind, wouldn't you agree?
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