Because I know the person so well (and not just because I took the picture), I can fill the before and the after of this instant with countless stories. Others can only wonder.
Saint Michael’s Church is opposite Festival Place shopping mall in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Besides its age, the church is interesting in that it bears the scars of aerial bombing by the Germans in their attempt to destroy a nearby ammunitions factory during World War II. Next to the church stands a former school. On the outside walls, there are still deep marks left by pupils who used the bricks to sharpen their slate pencils.
Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realise there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
— Lao Tzu