I started Notes From The Valley as a bit of an experiment. I felt like the world had become a tricky place for many people - me included - to navigate, so I wanted to connect in with people in a kind of 'checking in' way that asked nothing in return.
I used to call my Mum and talk about the world, the Universe and everything every Sunday. Now that my Mum is no longer here, I send a note out into the ether every Sunday instead.
Now three months in, there’s a lovely wee community. I’m guessing a lot of people used to have people to call on a Sunday that aren’t here any more. I don’t know. Anyway, it’s lovely. Sometimes people write back and sometimes they don’t, but there’s a steadily growing community of people who are just getting on doing life checking in and reading my thoughts every Sunday.
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