I had the chance to go to a day in which I was able to listen to voices from Palestine, and voices from those who have been involved in a struggle for justice and security for many years. It was a fascinating day, and there will be outcomes from it in various ways, in prayers… Continue reading Learning to listen, working to hear
Two days into working without a study at church – and it’s going well! Yesterday, I spent the day in the study at home, and got a lot done. Today, I had a meeting in the city (doesn’t that sound good; Wonderful Churches Together Treasurer works in a bank in the Square Mile, so I… Continue reading Peripatetic working
I am grateful for so many things. Today, I am grateful for wise women who speak sense, share experience, offer vulnerability and tell me not to be silly (though not in such harsh terms!) I am grateful for a home which is comfortable to work in as well as to be at home in. I… Continue reading Thanks…
Today, this is the poem that keeps going on in my brain. It is by C P Cavafy – who was not the world’s most cheerful poet. But today, I am not at my most cheerful… The City You said: “I’ll go to another country, go to another shore, find another city better than this… Continue reading A poem rattling in my head
So, as of today, I no longer have a study at church – at least for the next few months. A lot of my books are packed in boxes and stored in the gallery (ready for bored congregation members to riffle through when a service goes on too long), and I have to remember to… Continue reading An empty room….
Today, I have been with Charismatic Chiropractor and Encouraging Pilates Teacher. This is a regular appointment, but this month follows on from a session with Fantastic Physiotherapist. My knees finally drove me to my knees and then the GP and the GP suggested probably arthritis, sent me for an x-ray and a physio appointment. Fantastic… Continue reading Backs, knees and boompsadaisy!
“You are doing really well” said Beloved Other as he stood and looked over the chaos of my attempts to clear the study “not just with the tidying, but managing all the emotional stuff” Which made me stop and think. And yes, there is a lot of emotional stuff in this room move. I am… Continue reading In which we reflect on room moves and gifts