1ngi: (far from the sodding crowd)



A strange choice for a secular temple? I don't think so.

Contrasts are always compelling, here we have one of the most beautiful spots in England and at the same time it has become a place where 20 people a year make a sorrowful pilgrimage so that they can end it all. I was surprised to read that Beachy Head has been notorious for this distressing activity since the 1600s. Perhaps it became infamous after the establishment of the first newspapers.

I don't think that the reason that people choose Beachy Head is just because it happens to be the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain at 162 metres. What is a few feet here and there up and down and around our vast coast line? No, to set your mind to travel deliberately to Beachy Head means that you are setting out on your last journey with a clear and dreadful purpose. Even at the last moments, do people seek a shared experience?

I chose the picture above, with a child flying a kite to remind myself that this is a beautiful landscape and should be treasured as such.
Mood:: 'uncomfortable' uncomfortable

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