Remember back in June I told you about Team Kilburn having another fight on its hands. My cousin Ramsay had just been diagnosed with cancer. Well yesterday afternoon, he too died. We know too too well how you are all feeling up there in Scotland and we’re all sending our love to you. Just take one day at a time.
We’ve just put a message onto this art light installation at Hadrians Wall for Ramsay and Rosie. http://connectinglight.info/ It’s part of the Olympic cultural work, and we thought it was somehow appropriate that it was between Scotland and England and it was all about shining coloured lights which people could see for miles, and wonder at.
If anyone else wants to do it, you’ll have to get over to the site in the next 50 mins or so.
This next bit will sound very random, but it isn’t. We met a lovely woman who is an owl expert today. She let me hold a tiny barn owl, called Petra. Petra visits people with disabililties, or people in nursing homes. She radiates calm. She went to visit a man who wanted to see a barn owl before he died. She nuzzled him and groomed him and he died later that night, a happy man. And that seemed such a caring thing to do, by both an owl and the person who she lives with.
Petra and I bonded. According to the woman, it’s because I’m a very calm person. I think, on the contrary, it was because Petra sensed actually I wasn’t feeling calm, at all. But after holding her, I did. Owl therapy.