In planning the service for Sunday evening, I came across these quotations about stories. “There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories” – Ursula LeGuin “Whilst ‘thou shalt not’ may reach the head, it takes ‘once upon a time’ to reach… Continue reading Telling a story…
There have been a variety of encounters today – most delightful, a couple pretty demanding. In each, I have aimed to be present and real, to say what I truly wanted to say (sometimes incoherently, but you can’t have everything!) and to listen well. Of them all, I am left wondering whether my responses were… Continue reading Awesome or disastrous…..?
I needed to check something, so in an email about something else to Rediscovered Friend, I just raised the question. He answered, and I thanked him, remarking “I just needed to check and it was easiest to ask you”. He answered “happy to be easiest” And immediately, I was in a welter of gendered language.… Continue reading Mixed messages
I have a programme that runs on both my computer and my phone. I can enter information into one, and it is transferred to the other, so that wherever I am, I can work with the most up to date version. At least, that is what is supposed to happen. If you do it properly.… Continue reading In Sync – or not!
Today has been a slightly odd day. One of the things that always happens in my day hasn’t been happening today. I was warned that this might be the case, which was reassuring. What I hadn’t realised was how odd it would feel. I’m not a great one for routine, as rather too many people… Continue reading When what usually happens doesn’t
I have just, among other delights in this day, had some time with Mirroring Friend. We have known one another for many years, but actually rarely meet – but when we do, it is always a revelation and a delight to be with somebody who sees and experiences the world in ways that I recognise… Continue reading Sameness and Difference
Creative Colleague came into my study today and stopped. “What’s different? Oh, it’s tidy!” Well, that made me feel good 🙂 Actually, it did. I am loving the fact that, at the moment, my study does not have all sorts of stuff lying on the floor which doesn’t belong there. I have acquired new shelves… Continue reading Tidy!