Expanding Horizons

My window in Cornwall has always invited me to stand still and stare at distant horizons. To date, I could only see so far. I have brilliant binoculars I love that I got for Christmas that opened up whole new wonderful worlds afore me. But, still, I could only see so far.

Until, the other day, when a visiting friend brought her bird telescope for me to borrow and have a little play. Ever since, my horizons have shifted again once more.

I get to see the family of egrets and grey herons land in fairly floppy descent on the opposite marsh bank. I get to spy the Canada geese hanging out chatting before they set off to fly to who knows where.

I can even spot the masked and chilly tourists on the ferry boats becoming confused as I wave at them wildly as they pass by. And I am ever curious at the large bellied chaps who sail beautiful yachts while talking over giant mugs of tea.

As the world is forced to narrow its horizons with covid now by our side, I’m reminded we can still see and dream of distant shores – and all the gentle wonder they will once again bring…

By Debbie Geraghty

Hailing from Scotland and now living in Cornwall, UK. A window gazing lover of river and clouds. A visual storyteller and wondering wanderer who tries to live deeply - but lightly.

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