Nell: Would you mind? That’s a very unattractive angle. It makes my bottom look big.
Me: But the light is so lovely.
Nell: Can’t an animal enjoy a walk in peace without constantly being photographed?
Me: I wanted to capture the moment.
Nell: You wouldn’t like it.
Me: No. I hate having my photo taken.
Nell: Well, then.
Me: Could we just walk and talk?
Nell: Well, that rather depends.
Me: On what?
Nell: On whether you are having one of your philosophical days, which I suspect might be the case from all the sighing.
Me: I was just thinking about the strange world we’re living in at the moment.
Nell: Here we go.
Me: It’s a bit dark though, isn’t it?
Nell: It’s Autumn. The nights are drawing in. What do you expect?
Me: I mean, some days you find yourself searching for the light.
Nell: The torch is by the back door where it always is.
Me: You know what I mean. Life can get you down.
Nell: Everyone has their ups and downs and this is a difficult time for all of us. We will get through it together.
Me: Yes. The important thing is not to bottle it all up inside.
Nell: No one could accuse you of that.
Me: We need to reach out.
Nell: What you need is a bacon sandwich and a cup of Earl Grey.
Me: Yes, I do.
Nell: And a cuddle with David on the sofa.
Me: Sounds perfect.
Nell: So, that’s what we will do when we get home. Remember those we’ve loved and lost are always watching over us.
Me: Yes. They are.
Nell: Especially during times like these.
Nell: And if we didn’t have the darkness, we wouldn’t see them shine.
Me: You’re right. Sorry.