On the thingness of things…

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…

On words, listening and trying to be still.

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.