From Scotland with love

This week hurricane Ophelia hit the UK. Well, I say hit, but it was really more of a tickle in Glasgow – wet and windy, but no worse than the usual Autumn storms. And as I reflected on today’s Daily Create challenge today I realised, yet again, just how lucky I am to live in this beautiful country and to work at such a magnificent University. Look at Pearce Lodge, for example – elements of 17th century buildings reconstructed into a new structure when the campus moved in the 1880s, the chimney heads damaged and repaired after WW2 – I love this building for it’s shape and for its history. That’s build to last.

pearce lodge gate glasgow university

By contrast consider the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico – ravaged by hurricane Maria but determined to carry on teaching – I have no words to express my admiration for these people. I’ve sent a card – prompted by Alan’s blog post at the weekend – and I tweeted them a photo today (featured at the top of this post – it’s a wreck of a boat on my favourite island of Mull, with a tree tenaciously growing out of its deck) as requested by the Daily Create  – and I will be following Antonio and finding out what his students do next.

I take my hat off to all of you, and hope you will let me know if I can be of any help to you.

 

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2 Responses to From Scotland with love

  1. tutormentor1 says:

    Thanks for sharing. There are terrible tragedies and indescribable suffering in many places on this planet, but at the same time in many, many other places there is tremendous beauty and great happiness. How to connect the one with the other, to relive the pain and to increase the job. That’s the challenge.

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