Love and a red rose can’t be hid.
Thought about Debbie’s One Word Sunday Challenge: Fire a great deal this week, and how I could capture it through my lens. Playing off the colour of fire, here are some of the red flora I collected on my run yesterday at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Thinking about Fire also led my thoughts to the things that I felt ardent about; not just things I liked very much, or feel endeared towards, but what I had a fiery stirring about. This past week I was privileged to attend a talk & masterclass with long time literary hero, Amitav Ghosh, who has been passionately speaking & writing about Climate Change. After spending those few hours with him, I feel a strong rekindling of love for the written word, and am left with the question: as a writer & lover of beauty, what is my role & responsibility when faced with this terrifying prospect of our world breaking down? What are your thoughts on this?
The following is a song from the Chieftain’s compilation album, Fire in the Kitchen, by the Ennis Sisters, called Red is the Rose. We listened to to this album many many times trying to put Older Daughter to sleep as an newborn babe.