Went for a walk last night to the Pier Park. Very peaceful, no sound of cars, just birdsong. There were voices in the distance that seemed to be coming from West Ferry, across the Clyde. What a change from the usual persistent rumble of traffic along the M8/A8 or various parts of the North Bank. We want to get back to something like ‘normality’, with freedom to work, to see each other, and to meet up. But wouldn’t it be nice if amongst that we could keep the noise and exhaust pollution low, and continue to appreciate silence and birdsong?
Lord, thank you for times when we can enjoy silence and the sounds of nature. Help us to appreciate it, and as the lockdown is in time relaxed, help us to retain that precious contact with the world around us