Tuesday, 19 January 2010

A bench with a message

19th jan10, Alnmouth, 8am

Across the river from Alnmouth itself, on the cycle track and thoughtfully at the top of a wee hill, sits a bench. The design is beautiful, the message is reflective and warm and the view is both pretty and interesting. No stopping today as the seat was very frosty and I didn't want to leave a warm bum print. Nor did I wish for a wet seat of my own.

The estuary of the River Aln is a busy place for birds and on a brighter day the multi-coloured houses of Alnmouth would have merited a colour photograph.

I do love it when public works of art are well thought out, designed and executed.

What more could you want as an epitaph than to have been well thought of by those who knew you? As a place for a spirit to rest, this is up there.

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