Life, Light, Love and Renewal
16 August 2021
This would have been a photo of the Hatchling… but my city had a bad weekend. Following a very rare act of violence, many events were cancelled. This was to give people time to mourn. I have never seen this kind of response to trauma, I am not used to it. Like many where I’m from, I’ve been desensitized to the point of being callous… perhaps worse. I found myself a little baffled, at first. Then, a little freaked out. And in time, I realized: oh, yes, this is what it is like to be human. I mourn with those who mourn. The city will go on, stronger. Political issues will be handled – properly. And every soul is a light.

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 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.