It’s pretty hard at the moment to find much joy in the current climate of national and international uncertainty. Even at the local level the ongoing saga of our neglected footpaths and the nearly non-existent village bus service is depressing.
But at the produce market last weekend, a little spark of realization hit me. The evidence of why our small community is so valuable.
Amongst the bread, the cake, the veggies, the bacon, people of all ages - families, friends, children, visitors – sat, chatted, laughed, shared jokes and opinions in the safe and welcoming environment of the village hall.
Yes of course there are local differences and inconveniences but our little community is fine to be part of.
Surrounded by the big issues it’s easy to lose sight of the joy of the immediate.