I am very grateful to friends who let me say stuff that can’t be said elsewhere. It s worth noticing that some poeple can hear things that others can’t. And that matters. And there is wisdom in knowing the difference….
Today has been a quiet day – largely because my voice is awol again, and since I have a lot of talking to do at the weekend, I thought I would be responsible and just not talk. So, what’s a girl to do? Read! Time and space to read a book that, even as I… Continue reading Slowing down
Carrying on thinking about conversations, today’s were different again. And one in particular is taking my attention. Committee Companion stopped by between meetings and suggested we had some time to talk. “What do you want to do?” “Get me out of the building and make me laugh” – and I didn’t even need to think… Continue reading How do you feel about that….?
There are so many types of conversation. Not exactly an original observation, I know, but bear with me. I have had a significant number of non-work shaped conversations over the weekend, and each has mattered, each has had its own identity, each has been precious. But, to stick with just two, on Monday, I spent… Continue reading Words, words, words…
I have just spent three day being with people I hardly ever see; with Generous Friends and one of their daughters, with my sister brother in law and niecelets, and with Mirroring Friend and Rediscovered Friend. It has been wonderful. I have talked (well, on occasions, croaked) laughed, learned, eaten cake – lots of cake,… Continue reading That was fun!
Today, I had the fun of attending CatalystLive, organised by BMS World Mission. It was fun. Lots of stimulating speakers, fascinating ideas, a bookstall and a chance to meet friends. Of course, meeting friends when I can’t talk to them is a trifle frustrating (!) But I enjoyed myself thoroughly. This day is a real… Continue reading Thinking together…
Autumn arrived – and so I have lost my voice! Ho hum. Well, with any luck, this might get it over for the season (I am clearly in an optimistic mood today – how did that happen…) But as always, it provokes me into thinking about silence, communication and what it’s all about. Sadly however,… Continue reading Guess what?