Sunday, August 24, 2008

No News...


Laverstone is really quite sleepy in August. Only the unlucky come here for a holiday, and those are mostly the new age hippy types, lured by the Seven Sisters stones, dotted about the town. They have the curious attribute that you can pick any two and draw a straight line between them. You probably think that I’m going to say something spooky about the centre of the circle being Laverstone Manor but it’s not. It’s a point in the churchyard of St. Pity’s; a spot otherwise unrenowned but for the grave upon it, of which no-one knows the contents because forty years of new age hippies touching the grave has rubbed off all the letters.

Is it just me, or am I flailing for things to write about?

Honestly, nothing ever happens here. We are getting a new vicar, though. Reverend McKenzie has been promoted to Bishop and since he can’t be a bishop and a vicar we’re getting a new one. Purvis has yet to decide if he’ll move to Oxford or stay here to manage the diocese. Valerie seems pleased for him and for an ex-nun she’s spending a lot of time at St. Jude’s, one way or another.

5 comments:

aims said...

You know - every time you mention the Seven Sisters Stone - it reminds me that I just read (well about 6 months ago) something - and you know my brain can short-circuit easily - so I don't know if it was a short story or what it was - and not from you either - about the Seven Sisters. Very intriguing anyway. So everytime you write about it I get this twitch in my brain. They came to life in the story and claimed someone every so many years...

So all these hippie types wiping away the words on the grave....There's got to be some history of that grave written down somewhere. They keep records of that stuff don't they?

Sorry - I'm all over the place with this comment.

Leatherdykeuk said...

There are sevel groups of stones called the _x_ Sisters, and also a district of London called Seven Sisters. It's a magical number and thus very common.

There were records of that grave, once. They've been missing since the air raid in 1944.

Olga/Maddie said...

Here's another 'seven sisters' for you:

http://mahaffy.org/album/vis_reunion_2003/pics/seven_sisters1_med.jpg (which I found here http://mahaffy.org/album/vis_reunion_2003/time_in_smithers.htm)

This is a mountain range between Cedarvale and Kitwanga, British Columbia, Canada.

And yes, I have seen this particular mountain range while in the car. *BG*

Hugs, lovies, and stuffs for you all. *HG*

God bless and take care. :).
Olga/Maddie

Leatherdykeuk said...

Beautiful, Olga, thank you for sharing :)

Olga/Maddie said...

You are most welcome, my dear. *big smile*

Hugs, lovies, and stuffs for you all. *HG*

God bless and take care. :).
Olga/Maddie