1 September 2016

South Queensferry Blue


Amid a few days when some stressful things resurfaced, I found it strangely calming to look up at this old clock tower bathed in the last light of the gloaming and think of the people who built it and many of the people who have looked up at its clock face, people whose stresses and concerns are now long gone. Some might find that a depressing reminder of doom, but I found it provoked a helpful thought of the true insignificance of the things that seem so worryingly significant today, but in reality will soon mean nothing. The hot thick potato chips with salt and vinegar enjoyed on the bench looking out across the water also improved my mood, and the tide, although coming in, would soon turn.