Sunday, 6 December 2015
A cross and a pair of shoes - Sunday 6th December
Two years ago I did my first Silent Sunday post, a picture of Tom leaping over a muddy puddle (and yes, he did land safely on the other side!). In those 2 years I have only missed one post and have really enjoyed adding a picture a week. But I think that now it's time for a bit of a change. So on Sundays from now on I shall still post a photo, it will still be taken during the preceding week but I will also add a bit of context to the image. Do let me know what you think.
First up, a cross and a pair of shoes.
Travel around France and you cannot help but see roadside crosses everywhere and even in our tiny village there are four. More of these in a later post, though. This picture is, however, from a cross in the next village of Saint Vigor-des-Mézerets. Each time I have walked past there has invariably been some baby shoes or socks at it's base. If none are there one time there will be some the next time. Initially I thought someone had dropped them in the road whilst on a walk but now I suspect a more poignant story is being told in these tiny boots at the base of a roadside cross in Normandy. It makes me feel very sad.