January Road Trip (XXIV)

Mooring bollards wait

As tides, seasons, decades pass

Hope for ships’ return

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n.b. Glasgow’s quayside has been almost totally cleared. What next?

The rusting bollards, like mariners’ widows in denial, still wait by the dock scanning the horizon for signs of home-coming sails.

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CLP 27/01/2020

January Road Trip (XVII)

Jesus Christ save us

Salvador Dali got God

Produced work of art

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n.b. After discussion with the Pope in the early 1950s, Dali painted this amazing picture. He read about nuclear physics, which he believed to be proof of the Christian God’s existence and set to work.

This masterpiece (“Christ of St John of The Cross”) hangs in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow. An amazing piece of work inspired by the Roman Catholic faith. Why and how it is hung there I do not know.

Glasgow is a city riven through with religious diversity, not just variations of Christian creeds, but Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and others. Glasgow, once a major sea port, is home to a rich mix of people, their talents and cultures.

Essentially as a Christian city I believe Glasgow will eventually come to epitomise the principle of “Love thy neighbour” rather than be charactured by the fake-hate of Rangers vs Celtic (Protestant vs Catholic) football matches.

Love will find a way.

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CLP 24/01/2020

January Road Trip (XIV)

But hold, what is this?

Proud city, enlightened folk

Built on backs of slaves

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n.b. Today I heard, “The Second City of the British Empire” in reference to Glasgow.

Scratch the surface of our rich cities and acknowledge the sources of prosperity.

CLP 24/01/2020