Wintertime today I found myself following a blind man with a stick this morning in the shopping mall he bumped into a white fence surrounding a display
He stumbled muttering to me as I asked if I could help “I can see a black line but I can’t see a white fence why do they make these fences white?”
A blind man fearing white desiring the dark
Shopping Mall, Surrey … Photo -WHB Feb.2017
Wintertime snowtime and out in the fields if it is not white it is black silhouettes are for the winter as well as the twilight black against the white darkness loses silhouettes
As the snow settled I wondered could I see white or could I see only the black the black giving definition white reduced to filling the spaces in between not colourless devoid of colour contrast emphasised no subtlety but strength black has become the positive black bringing context and meaning against the white backdrop
As with the blind man it is possible for the darkness of winter to bring conviction certitude and hope.