Rest Pretty
1 November 2021
Well, I don’t want to bring anyone down, but we are all dying since the day we are born. And eventually we check out. I was walking past the cemetery the other day and saw this… which looked more like a garden than a grim field of tombstones. All the pretty flowers and lush grass attracted bees and butterflies and birds. And I figured, if I had to rest, perhaps resting in a pretty space like this might cheer me up. Or cheer up those who visit me (am I being ambitious, or what?) Point is – looking at this courtyard next to a beautiful old church, I realized that this is very much a place of life.

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.