I regularly have the opportunity to sit with people as they reflect on their lvies, and seek to find a good way ahead. I have just been doing it again this afternoon. It just seems a good moment to recognise the huge privilege that this is, and to be thankful.
I’ve been listening to well-loved and almost forgotten music this afternoon – which has been a delight. It was supposed to help me write – not sure it did that. But it has made me smile. Memories of firsts – first LP I bought, first concert I attended (and yes, other firsts as well….) Nothing… Continue reading On musical memories…
We – and when I say we, I mean lots of people – are writing stuff for our annual report. And all the material (and there is a lot of it) is being collated, edited and generally brought under control by Sensational Secretary and Beloved Other. They are rewriting some parts of some pieces, to… Continue reading On being clear…..
I have been pretty immobile today, trying to give my poorly foot time to begin to feel better (I’ll know tomorrow if it has worked.) And so that I do not feel entirely useless and lazy, I have made this I like it. I have no idea what I am going to do with it,… Continue reading Colour and shape
I have been invited to write a piece on my “three desert island books” for the Baptist Ministers’ Journal. Having had a long time to sit not where I expected (see previous blog post on the missing keys!!) I got it done early. It has been an intriguing thing to work on. Not least because… Continue reading An interesting exercise
I had a lovely lunch today, and in particular, I had some wonderful bread. I love good bread – the variety of flavours and textures, and it’s sheer thereness. So, here is a poem about bread. I am not sure who wrote it (anybody any ideas….?) and I rather think there is a second part.… Continue reading Lunchtime and a poem
Today, I locked myself out. Well, to be exact, I got on a train, travelled for about 2 hours, got off the train, climbed the stairs and stood in front of the door and thought; “there are keys inside there and the other ones, the ones currently supposed to be in my hand, are in… Continue reading Unexpected blessings