Scotland’s butterfly didn’t quite fly high enough yesterday. 55% voted No to the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?”
I voted Yes – if anyone is remotely interested in the reasons why, I explained in my other blog, Adventures of a retired librarian.
Christine de Luca’s poem The morning after, which was written especially for the Referendum and is available in full on the Scottish Poetry Library site, ends with some comfort:
We’re a citizenry of bonnie fighters,
a gathered folk; a culture that imparts,
inspires, demands a rare devotion,
no back-tracking; that each should work
and play our several parts to bring about
the best in Scotland, an open heart.
So, life goes on. To the next adventure!