Inspired by the beautiful weather today.
Seurat would love this.
So would Hyacinth Bucket for that matter.
A stunning Easter Monday afternoon
with a body of water to mirror the sunlight.
The crowds are out.
Picnics, bicycles, and ball games
tumbled across the grass like
a dice on green baize.
This is twenty-first century Promenade.
Families and friends power-strutting,
flanked by scooter outriders with
small dogs doing their best impressions of lions.
For an hour, this is a hole in space and time.
The internet is yet to be invented,
evening entertainment was three channels or a book
and politicians resigned on matters of principle.
Walking back to the present day
with sunshine at our backs is
a shot of antidote for modern life.
How long it lasts is to be determined.