Love is stronger

We are so busy looking for atrocities, hatred and acts of betrayal we forget to notice how much love is in the world. This imbalance is making us sick, mad, anxious and cynical and afraid to trust anybody.

We need to wake up and see the small acts of everyday kindness, loyalty, forgiveness, generosity and understanding between people, friends, families, strangers even and bring ourselves back in balance and start seeing the good in people.

Our perception is out of cinque and as my friend Janine said recently inflamed by a screeching news.

I’ve started subscribing to positive news , not to cheer myself up so much as to address the inbalance. I can recommend it. http://www.positive.news.com

This is my piece on subversion that I made during my foundation in Art and Design at Sussex Downs College . Wierd, how a celebration of love can be conceived of as subversive . It should be the size of a billboard and take it’s place in the world of advertising, a world in which the essential dignity of our humanity is quickly down trodden and a world which really is deserving of scepticism.

One day when finances allow, I’d love to see this as a giant billboard alongside a series of others that celebrate the love and warmth between people. My fellow poets at Compass Community Arts are currently working on this project. We will keep you posted. Follow us at http://www.compass community arts.co.uk

Author: LUCY CALCOTT

I write poetry, children's stories and the occasional article. I am also a painter and usually work in acrylic and water based crayon. I love colour but also enjoy using charcoal. I am principally interested in an emotional or spiritual response to landscape but I like figures too. In my writing I am searching for a contemporary religious female voice which is tolerant and open hearted . I have a MA in Creative Writing from Sussex University and have had poetry published in various journals. I also have a small collection of poems in print; Magdalene and other poems. I have exhibited paintings and poetry locally in Eastbourne and the surrounding area and with Christian Arts nationally. I am also a nurse and a mother of three grown up children. I am active in the interfaith movement.

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