Amidst all the darkness and anxiety there can always be a little light to raise the spirits can't there ? Today I was driving down one of our Devon country lanes , the banks peppered with pale yellow primroses, daffodils in abundance sprouting in clumps in the most unlikely places and the hedgerows already clothing themselves in the softest green . Something caught my eye and I looked up and saw the silhouette of a swallow . My first of the year . I stopped and watched as it skittered and danced in its familiar flight .There was only one but soon others will arrive and the cycle of renewal will begin all over again . For a moment I felt my shoulders relax and the tension left me and I felt good . I know it won't last but that doesn't matter as I know there will be other moments but perhaps I shall have to look a little harder for them .We all should .