Hope Springs Eternal but Inspiration is often Accidental

Thursday 25th Nov’21

The painting above hangs in my living room and for a lot of reasons, to me, represents Hope. It has its own story but that is not the purpose of my visit with you today. This is less about Hope and more about Accidental inspiration.

JB and I FaceTime every week as you know, me late afternoon on one day and she early morning the next day. It’s always interesting and frequently an inspiring couple hours of chat, laughter and general world-problem-solving sort of time. One of the the things we frequently bemoaned of late was the question of how we were able to blog every day years ago but could not today. Then we talked about our followers who had stayed with us over the last ten years and those whom we follow.

She had gotten on to a wonderful blog called Murder is Everywhere found at murderiseverywhere.blogspot.com many many years ago. I’m thinking about ten. It is wonderfully entertaining and is populated by a number of writers around the world. (I think it is twelve but their banner at the top says eleven.) Zoe Sharp is one. JB will be able to give you a much more intimate look into this group.

The point is that during this conversation – Inspiration struck. Could we do a joint blog? I mean we are a world apart geographically but??? Well you know the result of that. Today I just wanted to honour Murder is Everywhere and thank them for the Inspiration.

Chris of North Lat 43

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JB and CG

One is about 43 degrees latitude N. The other almost equidistant south latitude. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

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