The lift has been out of order recently. Apparently the door motor is not working. We are waiting for a part (a part arrived – the wrong part!) This is proving a deeply frustrating experience. Especially today when costumes for the group who are rehearsing on the top floor arrived. And needed to be transported.… Continue reading A lift, and the theology thereof…
It’s Advent Sunday. I always find Advent a complicated season, but, on the whole one that I am glad to embrace. Which is just as well really, since it comes round whether I like it or not. This morning we reflected on the complexity of being both powerless and involved, in being human, in the… Continue reading Advent Sunday
“You will be relieved to know I have no semiotics of cardigans” was my opening line. Trust me, it made sense at the time. It also turned out not to be true. As the conversation went on, I discovered that I do have a “semiotics” of cardigans – that is, when we continued the discussion,… Continue reading Unexpected semiotics
There were two sentences. I only responded to one – the other one seemed to me to be self-evidently clear. I thought I understood what was being said. Turned out, I chose the wrong one. It wasn’t a big deal. When I apologised that I had missed the meaning, I was told not to worry,… Continue reading What is actually being said?
October and November were filled with all sorts of things to which I had said “yes” – because they sounded like fun, and were so far ahead when I said yes….. and which turned out to be as much fun as I thought, but to take time in preparation (who knew?) and left me with… Continue reading A quieter time?
Today, I have been dealing with forms! For reasons to do with the sale of a building in another country, I have to have my identity verified in ways that suit the government of that country, and that are not necessarily easy to achieve in this country. All of this is interesting – but actually,… Continue reading Clever people who make the world work
Facebook has just reminded me that a year ago today, I posted a blog about a decision that was right, and that I realised was going to hurt. I was right. This has been the hardest year of my professional life. Somebody said recently of the decision “it was the right decision, but if we… Continue reading One year ago….