12 November 2020, The Tablet

Glimpses of Eden

Glimpses of Eden

It was the afternoon before the second lockdown began, and we’d gathered in the communal gardens to enjoy the sunshine and a last hour together. The grass was studded with colourful fungi. Three birches stood just behind our bench, and whenever a breeze blew through their scant fiery foliage, they seemed to whisper to each other.

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