Shadows And Reflections

Shadows and Reflections: the annual collection of postings where Caught by the River’s ever-reliable contributors and friends old and new take a look back on the events that have shaped the past twelve months. Today it’s the turn of Ben Myers:

(Photo by Nick Small)

Space. If anything 2014 has been about an abundance of wide open spaces.

It began where the vast tangled jungle of the Quintana Roo region of Mexico meets the sea and ends here in the upper Calder Valley of West Yorkshire where the moors stretch for miles in all directions

Wide open space seems to have defined 2014 for me, a year punctuated by moments of pure joy and inexplicable but not entirely unfamiliar bouts of anxiety, for which I tried all the usual recommended remedies. Ultimately though only one proved consistent: walking. Endless walking and a constant forensic study of my surroundings, wherever I happened to be…

Read the full piece here.

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