credit: purple clover
i loved this grassroots campaigner
and his simple old-school way to reach the people
no glitz, no glam, no sound bites
just two young volunteers helping him
a speaker playing music
food and drink handed out for free
petitions passed around and signed
face to face
good to see a real person.
“the little grassroots people can change this world.”
– kenyan politcal activist, awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her
“contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.
i really enjoyed a relaxed game night with
a group of long-time friends
a couple of grandies
a few old dogs
just like most of us there
the old dogs
have lived full lives
one is lame
one is deaf
one is blind
all have their challenges
and one thing in common
they love being with the people they love.
“old dogs can be a regal sight.
their exuberance settles over the years into a seasoned nobility,
their routines become as locked into yours
as the quietest and kindest of marriages.
image credit: pinterest.co.uk, steiff dog on wheels, brown and black mohair