Tag: Remembering

Curry Malet, Somerset 1952

Collected Items 27.12.19

Late one winter’s afternoon the stone gable of the old farm collapsed without warning into the yard on a tidal wave of honey, leaving the apple scented attic in which my sister and I secretly whiled away rainy days open to the wind and rain. For years playing in the attic had been accompanied by the buzzing of wild bees hidden deep in the old stones; they had nested there as long as anyone could remember, building an enormous comb.

Derek Jarman, Modern Nature (Vintage: London, [1991] 2018) p. 33