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.


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