- A willingness to say, 'I am glad that sight exists in the world but I do not insist upon my right to see it before I die.'
- So many people living in places of outstanding beauty now make their living from tourism.
It's a head-spinner that one. We probably need to accept that more people will die by our not stopping tourism than stopping it, in the long run.Meanwhile I hope galleries become more willing to share their great works of art and set up fantastic exhibitions - in the last few years I have enjoyed Monet, Christian-themed art and Stanley Spencer in London at the global price of a train ride only.
Meantime I have, reluctantly, accepted that I can't do my job effectively whilst walking everywhere in Nailsea. Outside of school in and out times there are few people on the streets to bump into and the third walk across town of two miles in a day is a bit of a drag.
The short-term solution to this is that a nice family lent me a BMW they don't need. How wonderful is the Christian community and what a privilege to belong to it.