Necklace of Stars writer Tricia Clough:
These thoughts came into my head after my husband David took a beautiful sunset photo. I’d also had a day, a few weeks ago, of sorting through vast photo collections of people and places. With a couple of clicks I was able to share them with FB friends some of whom shared their lives with us when they were foster children. Now that gave them – and me – such pleasure.
Sipping through time (with Tequila Sunset delight) Browsing a cocktail of memories from morning to night Each sip held a memory - some bitter, most sweet A pinch of love here and a punch of happiness there And bubbles of laughter to tickle your nose From the hops of the youngest To champagne as they’re grown But the taste buds are changing as day alters to night So I’ll end with hot chocolate as I bid you ‘Good night’ Tricia Clough
Sweet Lullaby Come share my sweetest fantasy The night is drawing in So share this special memory Of love without within No strawberry hugs tonight my love It’s all a mystery But we’ll defy the gravity And float away in harmony Away from all the poverty Now hush lush chocolate night Now hush lush chocolate night Tricia Clough
A Necklace of Stars, working with older people in Derbyshire, is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Derbyshire, DCC Public Health and Derbyshire County Council Home Library Service. This project is particularly aimed at countering isolation; during the pandemic we’ve been working using distance methods – phone conversations and post.