Friday, 14 September 2012

Cornish Skies

I am still in Cornwall: my favourite place in the world.

The lifestyle here is so much more serene and laid-back than London. No one's rushing about to get their day off to a stressful start. Instead, old men travel down the winding, windy and weather-beaten roads on motorised wheelchairs, without a worry visible on their similarly weather-beaten faces.

Its something about waking up and seeing the sea. It puts things a little into perspective.

I don't know if you've ever been to the Minack Theatre. I've been several times. This week I saw 'The Cube's interesting adaptation of Macbeth. This was extremely lucky as in the next 2 weeks I have to write a 5000 word essay on Macbeth and King Lear. Sitting on the edge of a cliff, watching the play with the backdrop of the sea, was one of the most wonderful things. It kind of merged both Lear + Macbeth... Perfect.

We were sheltered from the sea-breeze, or wind, and the cold night air by two blankets, lots of socks, and jumpers and coats. But it was worth it.

I couldn't help feeling totally insignificant but at the same time, significant. It was probably the infectious words of Shakespeare which provoked this emotion as well...

If you ever visit Cornwall, go and see.

You'll know what I mean.

1 comment:

  1. Love your writing. Cornwall definitely looks gorgeous! Adding it to my bucket list...