I love this country...
It is so full of contrasts, contradictions and confusion,
what's not to love about it?
As an example, just look at the state of nature here.Where I work there is a tree. Its leaves have almost all fallen and only the seedpods of its former summer glory are left, waiting to be knocked down by a cooperative gust of wind.
Growing on the ground around it are snapdragons about to bloom in the cold winter sunshine.
Contradictions, negations and confusion.
And my home neighbourhood is the same...
Fairy lights shaped like the crescent moon of Islam
glitter above the doorways,
Channukah gelt in string bags sits alongside
similary stringbagged oranges
waiting to be put under the tree.
Talk about confused!