Visioning in a pandemic

staring into white spacewaitingi see a circlein the skystart to emergethen fade awayi’m watchingslow breathingthe whitenessblocking my ability to thinkthe tide coming inand going outthings float across my visionmy eye keeps returningto the whiteand the yellowoh so slightlyyellow circlethat i keep thinkingi can seebut then can’tbirds call in the dawngetting louder with hopefor a newContinue reading “Visioning in a pandemic”

Letting Go, Refusal and the third space during Lockdown – a time when you have nothing to do and everything to do

Letting Go, Refusal and the third space Lockdown – a time when you have nothing to do and everything to do – both at once. Do you feel hypersensitive at the moment? Does your brain seem to be like a colander today, yet memories of significant things in your past float up constantly? Do theyContinue reading “Letting Go, Refusal and the third space during Lockdown – a time when you have nothing to do and everything to do”

REACHING SATURATION POINT

Listening to the weather when I awake It is unsettled and petulant With a grey moody texture Swishes of tyres, squelching of feet The soundtrack of recent weeks Puddles become pools become rivers Heavy grey skies mirrored in a spectacular waterland As far as the eye can see Water defies boundaries, bursts banks, streams overContinue reading “REACHING SATURATION POINT”

Belief, Stories and Marketing – how the Rooster story grabbed my attention

Belief, Stories and Marketing One of the reasons I wrote the Rooster of Notre Dame piece is that I was struck by the story. In terms of marketing, it’s an excellent example of keeping something up there in the public eye: Stage one – the fire – HUGE worldwide attention Stage two – the fundraisingContinue reading “Belief, Stories and Marketing – how the Rooster story grabbed my attention”

The Rooster of Notre Dame

Fallen from the burning spire Hidden Inside the battered blackened twisted body Of the rooster Lies one of the 70 thorns of the Holy crown of Jesus Christ Concealed and protected From weather, fire and time Inside a spiritual lightning rod The crown a plaited instrument of passion “We may behold the thorny crown, whichContinue reading “The Rooster of Notre Dame”

The Severn Bore on Christmas Day, Rudolph, Santa and Brexit too!

On the morning of Christmas Eve, she wandered down to the bank of the Severn to watch the bore as it formed on the bend between Awre and Arlingham. A fire was burning in the centre of the river, nearby a row of surfers stood to attention, clasping their boards, like herons waiting for theirContinue reading “The Severn Bore on Christmas Day, Rudolph, Santa and Brexit too!”