Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Twilight and life.

She walked too early this evening, around the  village. She wanted to see bats. She wanted to draw. Three dogs, four ginger cats and Her, a curious ritual procession to call the dark in on another day. In the hedges the campion flowers glowed brightest pink. Across the fields swallows skimmed the sea of grass. At Glyn's house he was standing on the doorstep looking tired and frail, but still there with a pat for a cat and a treat for a dog. She stayed and talked and he wanted to know if She thought there was a heaven up there.
As they talked the sky began to glow a rich pink, a flood of colour across the land, a splendid dance of setting sun, a radiant roof for the world. Bats began to flit flitter across the yard. Moth flutter, bat flit and the reeling rasp of grasshopper warblers as twilight fell.
Beautiful fading light and life.
If any could spare the time we think perhaps Glyn would like some letters. They have brought such joy to his life, knowing that he has friends so far away. Just someone out there who is thinking of him.

Cards can be posted to: C/O Chris and Julie, The Moshulu Shoe Shop, New Street, St Davids, SA62 6SN, Wales, UK.
We will make sure that She takes them to him. 

18 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such a breathtakingly beautiful description of fading daylight into darkness...
I would be honored to drop Mr. G. a letter, is the address the same as it was earlier ?
Gingerness heaven.

Lucinda said...

Hi there! Where should we send the letters to? I haven't written to him before. Thank you another beautiful post.

Penny said...

I am thinking of Glynn from here in Australia, and so is my big ginger cat Oscar. Give him my regards. Penny

Emerald Window said...

My cats and I would love to send Glynn a letter and some pictures. Where do we send them?
Cenya

Simba said...

Can you provide the address for sending a letter or card to?

Whskr @ Dash Kitten said...

Jackie, I would love to write - can you post the contact address for those of us catching up.

Marjorie

WOL said...

I would love to write him if I knew where to send the letters? emails?

Morning's Minion said...

Is the address for Mr. Griffiths still the one care of the Moshula Shoe Shop? Or, is there one for his actual home?

basicnorth said...

How shall we address Glyn's letters? It has been too long since the method for the cards ... and how long should his letters be?

Somehow, I feel very close to him - it is a small world.

Marion said...

Lovely post. Will certainly get started on the letter to Glyn.

Sheelagh said...

Can we have his address please Jackie

spacedlaw said...

I'd be happy to send him a card from Italy. What address should be used?

Anne Boleyn said...

The address is at the bottom of Jackie's post today.
I'm sending a note and a picture of my dad when he was about 97, with our 2 kitties riding on his walker!

Anonymous said...

This is very good news to have Mr. Griffiths back home with all the things that he loves and that love him. I have sent him cards while he was away in the care home, but will send a letter now. Jackie, how poignant and lovely your post is. Two sides of living and how shall we choose.

Deb Morse said...

I shall post something to him shortly. He is a dear soul, and he need not worry about the hereafter. We always think on these things as we grow closer to them. As a clairvoyant I can assure that he will be met with love, and with such warm happiness that he need not worry. But let us hope it is not for a while yet. Perhaps She will tell him that, like a rock star, he has fans the world over who would miss hiim if they did not get hear of him via the Gingers, and would feel his absence on this silly old planet.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

One card from Canada en route!

Dianna

Becca said...

Beautiful cats. Beautiful stories. I have two ginger cats I love dearly.

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