Saturday, 11 March 2017

New life, new adventures

In which G.M. Norton takes pleasure in the little things.


If you were to ask me what my favourite season was, I’d always plump for autumn, followed by winter. Although spring doesn’t officially start for another week or so, it is definitely starting to feel like it’s spring. And I must say, I am absolutely loving it.
The seersucker might even make another appearance soon
I put something on the Twittering Device on Thursday about a moment I enjoyed on my walk to the office. I was idly walking along, at my usual slow pace, when the random thoughts in my mind were momentarily paused by one of the most beautiful things that I’ve ever had the good fortune of hearing. A symphony of sparrows in full song, high up in a nearby tree. I literally stopped in my tracks, and looked up to see where the noise was coming from. Almost every branch was occupied by one of our two-footed friends, as they entertained me.

It was only a few seconds, but what a few seconds it was. As I was about to step away, my eyes met those of a binman, sat in his truck at the traffic lights. He was smiling at me so I smiled back. I felt that like me, he too was enjoying the bird singing.

This time of year is truly beautiful. I’ve been enjoying taking in the simple everyday occurrences that are so easy to take for granted. Blue skies, a little sun, you can almost feel the new life growing.

Ain’t life grand?


G.M. Norton
Protagonist of 'Norton of Morton'

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