Long views on short days

We had perfect weather for our gathering on 11th December. We met at Hollingbury Castle, an Iron-Age hill fort with great views across Brighton and Hove and over the sea, with the hills of the South Downs all around. The fort is a little oasis of wild in the middle of a golf course, mostly populated by Gorse bushes.

We spent time in quiet contemplation, locating ourselves in these long views across the landscape and across time in this ancient high place. It was fascinating to compare our city below us with the remains of this 6th Century BC settlement and think about our present-day society and the remains we might leave behind us.

It was beautiful to watch the sun setting in front of us as a huge, nearly-full moon rose behind us.

hollingbury-fort-to-the-sunset

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s