I have been reading a lot! There is a 4000 word essay due in on May 4th and another on May 11th – and each of them needs quite a lot of reading. It’s been fun. In a way. The problem is trying to fit it all into a short time. It’s not that the… Continue reading Would that there were more time….
I’ve been a bit silent, I know. It was my post-Easter trip away. We went North, and it was wonderful – though my capacity to fall asleep every moment I sat down (or to have to struggle not to!) made me a less than ideal house-guest. Though, at least I was a quiet one! I… Continue reading
Holy Saturday is always a challenge; what does one do with this day in which it is all about waiting… One waits. I always find this a really difficult day to get through. For the last few years I have arranged various things at church, without really expecting others to be able to come. This… Continue reading People who will share the silence
Good Friday is not supposed to be an easy day – and it’s not. I don’t know what to do with it, or how to make sense of it. But I am grateful for those whose poetic skills give shape to the chaos. And so two sections of poems. First ll39-56 of The Dream of… Continue reading Grateful for those who provide the words…
Tonight, I have enjoyed a lovely meal of pasta, melted cheese and mushrooms. I am watching a film of Pride and Prejudice. I have nobody to talk to and nobody talking to me. I will sleep in a comfortable bed and waken to a safe world. During the day, I have been safe and stimulated.… Continue reading So many blessings
Flat out at the moment – and not entirely sure why (Actually, that’s not true; I have said yes to too many things with deadlines too close together, and Easter too!) But – I come home and the flat is clean and tidy (except for my desk and corner), there is a meal, the laundry… Continue reading Thankful for the care that is offered
I am sniffing, spluttering – and being very silent – today. I have the cold, and have completely lost my voice. There is not even my oft-occurring husky croak; there is simply nothing. It is exhausting and boring, and frustrating. But it has not cut me off; Beloved Other is amazingly good (after many years)… Continue reading Shhhh