Bubbles on algae in the sun.

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(They are in the water in the tall glass vase given to us by a good friend, which my wife half-filled with pebbles we collected on various beaches, to hold the flowers I bought to apologise for being insensitive, which we put on the windowsill in the sun and left a little too long before throwing out.)

Crumpled orange paper.

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(My favourite colour. It’s the back of one of my daughter’s scribble drawings from nursery, accidentally crumpled by my wife’s foot in the footwell of the passenger seat of our car.)

I am reminded that beauty can be found in unexpected places – even amongst the mess and regrets of our mistakes.

A view from the car on returning home today.

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(Many of the details of my life, both mundane and very precious, are here in hints, and I am grateful for all of them.)

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