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Rastas and Touching Gently in the time of Covid -19

As aaduna prepares to present its special 2020 double issue in the next few weeks (May/June 2020 issue,*) we plan to accelerate our presentation of snippets or excerpts from the creatives whose words and images will define that issue. You may want to periodically check this blog for other writers, poets and visual artists whose work will grace that double issue. You may discover words or images that brighten your day or prompt you to reflect on a life issue left unresolved. Clive Uckfield (photo provided) Here is a brief excerpt from Clive Uckfield’s “Emp ire of the White Rastas” It was around the time I lost my parents that the first message came. It was midnight and I must have fallen asleep reading a paperback when I was awakened by a ping from my mobile. My bedside lamp was still on and the book I had been reading laid open on the floor.             Instinctively, I remember reaching out for my mobile, flicking the message up as my eyes adjusted to the lig