Sunset 14 JUNE 2021 - Katy Stevens
When I first heard about The Hull Vigil, I instantly knew I would love to take part and hoped I would be one of the lucky ones to receive a place. Thankfully, I was and I was not disappointed.
The hour passed quickly, especially the second half an hour, and it was wonderful to watch the world go by without the need for pictures, away from phones, screens and technology, and with peace and quiet.
It was pretty cloudy this evening but the sun shone through the gaps in the clouds as it set and displayed the most stunning orange, pink, blue and white colours.
I could see for miles and it was a great opportunity to take in Hull’s landmarks – Guildhall, City Hall, Bonus Arena, Hull Royal Infirmary, the BBC building to name a few! The Humber Bridge looked almost close enough to touch and it felt like you could wrap your arms around the whole city/East Riding. A few passers-by waved while others went about their business. Looking back over the pandemic, it was nice to see the city slowly moving as we move towards a new ‘normal’.
This hour was a time for reflection and gave a sense of hope. It’s a brilliant project and one I’m really grateful to have had the chance to take part in. Thank you for a wonderful experience and to Deborah for being a very welcoming and friendly Companion. X