Hood Point Lighthouse, East London

Hood Point Lighthouse, East London is surrounded by a golf course, a cemetery and the sea.

Before the internet, it was usual to give paper greeting cards to people, birthdays, Christmas and any other significant occasion was celebrated by the giving and receiving of cards. We also gave cards showing love, sadness and so on. I bought a card once with one of DH Lawrence’s poems on the front called “Trust”.  I wasn’t brave enough to give the card. The confidence of youth? Not always………

And be, oh be
a sun to me,
not a weary, insistent
personality

but a sun that shines
and goes dark, but shines
again and entwines
with the sunshine in me

till we both of us
are more glorious
and more sunny.

..

“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric,

as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.”

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

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