“Glasgow on a November evening…
“The fog which has tickled the throat all evening relents a little and hangs thinly over the city, so that each lamp casts an inverted V of light downward on the pavement. The streets are full of light and life. Pavements are packed to the edge with men and women released from a day’s work, anxious to squeeze a little laughter from the dark as they move against a hazy blur of lit windows…
“There is nothing half-hearted about Glasgow… She is the greatest, closely-knit community in Great Britain… a mighty and inspiring human story. She is Scotland’s anchor to reality.”
From “In Search of Scotland“, chpt 11, section 2, 1929
Thinking of the people of Glasgow and those affected by the tragic events of Friday night.
Niall Taylor 1 December 2013
3 responses to “Thoughts of Glasgow”
Thank you for posting this deeply sensitive thought – we are all thinking and praying for the families involved, and for the injured.
“The streets are full of light and life.” Tragically, on one night one street was full of flashing lights and lifeless or injured bodies. My heart goes out to the survivors and to the families of those whose lives were taken.
Thank you Elisabeth and Peter – a dreadful night for Scotland. The names of the final casualties have just been released – let’s hope there are no more.