An ancient tree, a formal setup with neat hedges and a bench in the background – and in the foreground – untamed, wild, triumphant and defiant – growth that is young and free and on its own terms. It might look like hail, or snow – but it’s dainty little white flowers covering the lawn. There is the planned, structured and ordered things in life. There is also the unplanned: the random, the coincidental, the undirected, the surprise, the wild. Very often, the best magic happens when the two somehow combine flawlessly.
Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at petervanderwalt.com. Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.