It will never rain roses

DSCF0006B“It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”
Thus wrote the wonderful George Eliot.

I’ve experienced some wonderfully positive meetings over the past week. It makes such a difference to making things happen. Like the Town Centre Manager in Merthyr Tydfil; I am setting up a photography project with Looked After Children and we want to have somewhere public to show their work. Such as an empty shop. I expected to have to persuade and cajole. But there was an immediate response: “Yes, I think we can do that.”

And then there was the final music session for service users with dementia, at Minerva Street Day Centre in Bridgend. The unit is led by the wonderfully enthusiastic Paula. “It’s been amazing,” she said of the six sessions run by Live Music Now’s Triptych. One lady had not engaged at all at the beginning and on the final day she joined in and said with a smile, “we haven’t had anything like this for a long time.”

Feels like roses are being planted all over the Valleys. Despite the never-ending rain.