It’s been quite a week! I am so grateful to everybody who has prayed, been skillful, cheered from the sidelines, offered wise and compassionate empathy (and distractions!) over the last few days. Things seem on an more even keel now, and I am particularly grateful to those who have given us space and… Continue reading Fragile strength
I have just had two days off. It’s been lovely. I did hardly anything except read, sew, watch tv and rwad a bit more. Oh, and snap at Beloved Other . There were various points in these two days where I was bad tempered for no other reason than I was bad tempered. It’s not… Continue reading It’s getting back to (a kind of) normal
I’ve spent some time today getting ready for a memorial service tomorrow afternoon. Most of today’s preparation has been putting together a powerpoint of photos of M. She had lived a long time; there are a lot of photos. There are photos of her with her parents, her brothers, her friends, her cat…and doing things… Continue reading Celebrating a life and what has nourished it
It’s Ash Wednesday. It’s also Valentine’s Day. The coincidence of these two has provoked all sorts of daftnesses and delights. My favourite was the “valentine” doing the rounds on Twitter “Remember that you are dust; but very lovable dust!” But the coincidence of the two, together with the rather exciting time Beloved Other’s health has… Continue reading Today’s bright thought….
When Much-Loved Mentor died, it was decided that I would receive her papers to look through and see what might be written up as a result – and what ought to be archived and what could be shredded. This is a delight that awaits me. And I also received two of her Bibles. I have… Continue reading Ancient words…
I have spent a fascinating, stimulating and exhausting weekend visiting a church which is seeking a minister. I was made very welcome, and enjoyed my visit very much. The process is now that they will spend some time considering and reflecting, and have a church meeting in a week, at which they will decide whether… Continue reading On sitting very still….
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