It is a trivial event, but one that stays in my mind. I went on my monthly drive to Glastonbury on Friday, and part way up the road, there was a bump and I realised that there was a problem with the front left tyre. And I know I cannot change a tyre or mend… Continue reading Travelling mercies
It’s a couple of days later than I hoped; but Saturday just did not seem like a day to be doing this. But today, I am feeling that the world has a place for us again, and this, though not exactly cheery, is a poem for this time of year that haunts me…. The Journey… Continue reading Well, it’s still technically Epiphany (sort of…)
It wasn’t his fault; he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is one of our regular visitors; not particularly demanding, but not always easy to deal with. And it was a Tuesday morning, which is a morning when I am trying to get grips with both technology and catering –… Continue reading The doughnut of advent….
Today, I am struck deeply by the intractability of the material world; I’m having trouble with “stuff” – things keep falling over, breaking, getting in the way, generally not doing what I want them to do. People are ill, being hurt, not finding life easy….I am deeply reminded of Paul Jennings article “Resistentialism”, with its… Continue reading On the thingness of things…
It is one of the “double-think” times of the year; when my inside life and my outside life are in different time zones. Outside, the force of “it’s already Christmas” is getting too hard to resist without being so much of a killjoy that I would (quite rightly!) be excluded and cast out….so, at our… Continue reading It is yet Advent….
I’ve just told somebody I want to live in a hermitage. (The answer I received was “not much chance of that!”). But I’m feeling overwhelmed by words…words spoken, words heard, words read, words written (and then deleted; I am trying to write a sermon and it is not going well!!) And here are more. Listening… Continue reading On words, listening and trying to be still.
I am sitting typing this in front of a huge mirror! This is because I am a conference centre, being Very Important, and doing a Serious Task…and I have a little while off, and wanted to relax a bit. And the room which I have been allocated has one flat surface which will hold a… Continue reading On mirrors and seeing one another