Leonard Cohen, tenant of the Tower of Song, born with the gift of a golden voice wanted it even darker on his last album. Darkness is keenly felt by many, particularly at this time of year when the darkness reinforces experiences of isolation and grief. The fairy lights that bedeck so many houses is an […]
Friend Lewis asked me about “druids”. They are much maligned (is it, I wonder, mainly by the English?). They don’t understand their honourable history in ancient Celtic cultures where they were members of the professional class including religious leaders, legal authorities, lorekeepers, medical professionals and political advisors. The modern word druid comes from the Latin druides, but behind […]
Sadako Sasaki died when she was 12. She spent her life praying for peace. A sculpture of her in Seattle (pictured) shows her beckoning us to join her prayer. She was two years old when an atomic bomb was dropped on her town of Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima on August 6th 1945. This little girl […]
On this beach sound and sand we lay ourselves to rest: an annual punctuation, a colon and breathing space, kindling and basking delighted by overlapping waves of welcome: a silver thread in tiredness’ tapestry. Tourists and turtles take their turns digging to cool sand for new generation; young engineers make their marks and build playful […]
Lead learner, grasps graphite to grey gravity: bottom drawer, may b, pension drawer may b but lead learning at last. PS. I’m learning to draw!
“To all God’s beloved, who are called to be saints.” Romans 1:7 In the wake of the London stabbings a Yemeni Muslim, Tam, living in London posted on her blog: I moved to England in 2000 and I had a few months of peace and a promise of a new life in a civilised country where […]
To make some of us who say Morning Prayer on our own accountable, we gather our thoughts using Twitter #cLectio – some are now using Facebook too. It is a company I find helpful. I look forward to our daily posts, some of which are quite challenging. Hashtag cLectio was the brainchild of friend and […]