Kilty Kilty Cold Bum

Last weekend I visited the brilliant Tartan exhibition at the V&A, Dundee. On their website (, it is described thus: “Tartan celebrates the global story of a unique pattern - how the rules of the grid have inspired creativity from the everyday to the sublime. The instantly recognisable symbol of Scotland, a global textile of tradition, rebellion, oppression … Continue reading Kilty Kilty Cold Bum

The Thaw

Death is ugly. Death is final. Death is cruel. Death is precious. Death is beautiful. Death has a silver lining. There is a stillness that settles inside you when the worst thing happens, when death arrives to your world. No one mentions it, at least I have never heard it mentioned, this place of internal … Continue reading The Thaw