by Mark Haddon. I hope this is as soothing to you as making it was for me. Except for the last picture I took, these were all chosen at random via this app.
- •"They stand in parks and graveyards and gardens.
- •Some of them are taller than department stores,
- •yet they do not call attention to themselves.
- •You will be fitting a heated towel rail one day
- •and see, through the louvre window,
- •a shoal of olive-green fish changing direction
- •in the air that swims above the little gardens.
- •Or you will wake at your aunt's cottage,
- •your sleep broken by a coal train on the empty hill
- •as the oaks roar in the wind off the channel.
- •Your kindness to animals, your skill at the clarinet,
- •these are accidental things.
- •We lost this game a long way back.
- •Look at you. You're reading poetry.
- •Outside the spring air is thick
- •with the seeds of their children."