Yes, readers and followers. I wouldn’t blame you if you have abandoned me. I haven’t posted for weeks. And this, I realise, is the ultimate blogging sin. So mea culpa – to the world.
Where have I been? Thanks for asking. I was in Andalucia, where I realised I had never read Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel about the Spanish Civil War, ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’. I started reading it immediately. There is a powerful synchronistic kick to be had from reading about a place you are in, as the echoes and images of that terrible time begin to inhabit the hills, bridges and fincas. I met people who seemed to have sprung from the passionate pages of Hemingway.
More to follow soon. I will try and be a better blogger.