Apologies for the long gap between blog posts. We were all set to publish another one a week after the last, but life took an unexpected turn. The other owner of the site had the sudden news of the loss of a close family member. It has taken a while to get back up again. As is so often the case, an incident that makes you think about how fleeting life really is, which ties in with my picture of Purple Fountain Grass!

It illustrates how you can be here today and gone the next. I don’t want to dwell too much on the one certainty in life, but I do want to highlight what we leave behind. The close family member who passed on was a positive, outgoing person who took everything in his stride. Upbeat to the very end, he has left an indelible mark on the people he encountered whilst he went through his treatment for cancer which kept spreading. I only met him twice, but will always remember his positivity to the very end. He would have been the first person on Houston’s Graffiti Wall when we eventually get there! Maybe he still will! 🙂

This blog post has taken the longest time to write and is almost a week overdue. I’m going to quote two lines by William Chalmers Smith and encourage you again, to Leave Your Mark on where you live, here on The Graffiti Wall.

“We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish; but naught changeth Thee.”


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