The answer is science?

Under the infinite expanse

The skies and the stars.

Questions answered by


Hydrogen atoms.

The Big Bang.

Crammed into textbooks and graphs

The story of 7 billion lives.


But the story of living

Requires a wider canvas.

A painter’s palate

Broad brushes and fine.

Choose muted tones in shadow

Or bold colours in light.

The brush is in your hands; Go!

Create your life.

The Art of Living

Is divine.


By Fiona lochhead     Oct 12