Sunset 27 July 2021 - NICOLA BRYANT
I didn’t enjoy the experience at all. Whether it was the murky, dark evening or the current times I am not sure . . . but rather than feel protective, I felt very voyeuristic – judgmental even.
Usually, a summer’s evening would be the perfect opportunity for people-watching – those out enjoying themselves with friends, etc – yet all I noticed was the despair and desolation. People aimlessly wandering around Queens Gardens, others on bicycles but mostly alone. It just made me sad that I had chosen to be there but they had not; and tomorrow when I’m back in the comfort of my own living room, they’ll probably still be there doing the same all over again.
But I am grateful for the experience and being part of something very powerful. Thank you!