It made me think about a friend who I've not seen for a few years and how in a lot of ways, she was the first person to open me up to thinking about different ways of living. People affect us across time, maybe you've not spoken for a while, but that doesn't mean that you don't think about them, or that you don't recognise that you are in a place that they have had a hand in bringing you to.
So I thought and write and say so. It made me think how inspiration shouldn't be linear: "you gave me that, I am doing this". But that it should have a much more reflexive action. I gues that's what artistic communities work towards, and maybe why some artists work as partnerships. I don't really know very much about that. I did however feel very humble. To be doing an amazing thing, to tell someone they had a part in sowing the seeds.
So yes, another thank you letter, but of a different sort this time.
Who do you have an inspirational relationship with?
My newest inspirational relationship is with Dilston Physic Garden. Go. Please. It's beautiful.
|Entering through the Shinto Gate|
|And all the herbs were before me ...|
|The Chamomile Lawn|
|Mugwort Leaf - the first herb we encountered - nervine, emmenagogue, diuretuc, diaphoretic and tonic properties|
|The view from my tent. Some grey wagtails visited in the morning.|
|Rape through a budding hedge AKA my evening walk|