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Castle Rock

Edinburgh Castle, November 2015

A cold, rainy day…perfect for this particular exploration. Perched high above the city, it was easy to imagine the monarchs of old keeping watch over their subjects. This fortress was built to endure, its walls as strong as the spirit of the Scots. 

The Tree

November 2015. All seemed dark until I saw the tree. It was in the back of Princes Street Gardens, lining the walking path behind the Christmas market. Until I saw the tree, I felt alone. Sad. Hopeless. The world was bleak, and the wave of impending doom seemed inescapable, even in Edinburgh. Hate. Fear. Bombs. Death. Paris. Brussels. Russian jets. Donald Trump. Uncle Jerry. Pain.  Loss. Loneliness. Age.