‘There is so much more that makes us the same, than makes us different, so why do we concentrate, so much, on the colour of someone’s skin?’
The colours I want to tell you about tonight are the Green and White colours of the competition. The Whites are making a comeback after a very slow start. When you fall so far back, so early on it can really take the wind out of your sails, but this White team are nothing if not fighters. With still so much to play for they have dug their collective heels in and have begun to win some events. We are now at 5-3 in favour of the Greens, with lots more to come tomorrow.
I have just come out of the rec’ hall after watching Rock Band, the annual opportunity to showcase the talent we have here at CM this summer. We had drummers and guitarists and singers, and they were all very good. It just goes to prove that if you learn how to do this stuff at an early age, then the chances are that if you stay with it you will be pretty good by the time you reach your teens. Playing a musical instrument and being able to sing are great talents indeed; talents that we like to nurture and encourage here at camp.
Our great day today – the last Thursday of the summer – was briefly interrupted by a stray storm that appeared to have been blown off track just before lunch. It caused no real problems though as we went straight into Sing practice. The Sing (a key event in Green and White) will be on Monday night, so we are running out of practice time.
Being up here, out of the way and almost disconnected from the rest of the world every summer, allows us to enjoy life the way it was meant to be enjoyed. As I read – almost everyday – about some atrocity of some description somewhere on the planet, I am forever thankful that we are where we are and that we can what we do largely unaffected by the madness all around us. I don’t know if the world was ever really that safe, or whether we just live in more troubled times now. But I do know that all is well here, so safely rest.