Music for elephants – and us all

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” ~ Pablo Casals   This video is a profound tribute to the connection which can be forged between living beings through music. Paul Barton plays for a blind elephant, Lam Duan, in the grounds of ElephantsWorld, an Environmental Conservation Organization in Thailand that cares for…

‘Over the snowy down’*

I am travelling from Edinburgh to London on the train today. Not an unusual thing for me to do. But it is a particularly beautiful experience. Certain parts of the UK have had a light dusting of early winter snow and so the countryside is looking all pleased with itself. It has teamed up with…