Tales from the Outside: a note to Wilf, my unborn son – ( light after dark)

a note to my unborn son

a photo showing the pregnancy announcement for our second son. The photo contains the scan picture of Wilf with Pen Ole Wen as the backdrop. Also includes a letter to my unborn son. Taken originally for my instagram


When one grand old tree falls to reacquaint itself with the land it’s lived in, a seed is breaking through that land and seeing the sun for the first time. When one lightbulb decides to end and darkens a room, another is coming on.

I saw my father take his last breath a few weeks ago and a darkness crept its way across the mountains. A few months from now, I will be seeing my second child take their first breath and suddenly a light is breaking through and I can see those mountains again.

This photo was taken at Cwm Idwal, looking across to Pen yr Ole Wen.

See the announcement post and letter to my first son, Arthur, here

Read my other tales from the outdoors here.

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