We’re busy doing a promo video at the moment. You know, something to distill our plans, preparations hopes and dreams for the next 18 months into 3 minutes. Something to capture the 30,000km of world we’ll encounter in a 15inch computer screen- a sort of Amuse Bouche as they’d say in the catering trade.
Its lead us to have a yet another big think about that ubiquitous question- Why?
This extract from TS Elliot’s “Little Gidding” comes close to capturing it for me.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Apologies for my rough editing to anyone with a love of english poetry. The full poem can be read in its unedited glory here