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Going Viral #10

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I woke up early this morning; it’s getting lighter earlier. The birds were singing and flitting in and out of the beech hedge. They seemed happy as Larry. They made me happy too.

They don’t know.

Venturing downstairs, I flung open the curtains to reveal the magnificent deep pinky red of the flowering currant and pale yellow clumps galore of fresh-as-a-daisy primroses. I felt daisy-fresh too as I took in the scene.

They don’t know either.

Life it seems goes on, and so must we. So once in a while, maybe I’ll forget that I know.

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    shaun 2 months ago

    The sense of the unknown in this works very well. Well done, Neville.

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Thanks Shaun. It’s about Covid-19.

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    I'm with you on this, Neville. I usually check the news in the morning, then for the rest of the day I don't want to know. Head in the sand attitude - probably not the best, but what the hell, keep smiling, keep positive and one day it will go away.
    In the meantime there's always books, music and alcohol lol (like tonight, for Mrs Drew and myself, a Fairport Convention dvd and a few bottles...)

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Well why not Drew. It’s POETS Day every day round here! Cheers🍺🍾🥂🍷
    Little Gorgeous’s 40th yesterday. Our whole family had a ‘Houseparty’, but I had most of the drink! (No driving!).Hehe...hic!

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Hahaha!! Wish her a happy birthday from me! Bet you all had a great time :)

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Thanks Drew. Yes we had a great laugh and we all wore silly hats and the little ones had scary masks on too, and one of them wore a giant horse’s head. I told him “nay, you should scare me like that!” I asked for a bit of Janey’s birthday cake, but there was a slim chance of that though, infinitesimally thin! But after my first G&T, I had another and then I was OK.

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Aha, a G&T, Great and Tremendous as I've heard it called - the answer to every question!

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Agreed. You don’t need a 50:50, ask the audience or phone a friend to get that one right! 😊

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Hahaha, so true :)

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    Jamie Clapperton about 2 months ago

    Seeing wild creatures appear to enjoy their existence is certainly a tonic. :)

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Haha! Jamie.

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