Come with me if you will, let me take your hand and show you my world.
Walk amid fields of gold and green and sunshine, a patchwork quilt laid out by Mother Nature for us to enjoy.
Take pleasure in the little things, the hidden gems that come in special places that you can only see with the eyes of your heart.
Gather pleasure like wild flowers and coloured leaves, like a child full of the enthusiasms of a life yet to happen.
Take snapshots in your mind. Photographs of moments so strong that time itself cannot dull or fade the image, they are yours to bring out and hold whenever you wish.
Enjoy dappled sunlight reaching through the branches of ancient trees. Look up to a sky so clear and blue, you see your pain arise from your shouders and float away. It leaves you safe in this calm and serene landscape, gives you hope.
Come with me to this special secret place. So still, so calm. Be at one with dancing dragonflies, buzzing bees and grasshoppers clicking around your feet.
This is peace, a special little place that someone showed me. I know you need it right now, so I give it to you.
Sit a while under the trees, dip toes in warm water, see the fish slip slowly past. Breath deep, recharge your batteries and take back some time just for yourself.
Colin my darling brother, I know your news was bad yesterday, the insidious cancer is not away as hoped, but has spread its grip inside. As ever you are the ultimate Spin Doctor, my man who makes it all possible and sees good in everyone and a positive future for us all.
Hold fast and see this beautiful peaceful place through my eyes, remember our childhood motto – hang tight and never give in…..
For Colin, this one is for you.