Monthly Archives: March 2013

A giant leap

I sat in the sun one time and felt a fly land on my bare arm but when I looked to brush it off I saw that it was a grasshopper. He walked up my arm tickling me with his … Continue reading

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dear sister dear brother

dear sister dear brother we cannot choke off our truthfulness any more than we can block the dawn arising from the dark spreading new light in bands of red and orange across the waiting clouds. dear sister dear brother we … Continue reading

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A Bardsey monk

I met a monk on Bardsey. This is my life, he said. The tidal currents rip around our island and keep us in a place beyond the ordinary. I follow the rule and the more disciplined I am the more … Continue reading

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Building anew in the traditional way

See here! They are starting to build a barn in the traditional way. The workers are crouched on the ground round the template with the beams laid out underneath. They are working out how each beam will fit and marking … Continue reading

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The gathering

Go into the orchard and gather the ripe apples and pears that lie red and bruised beneath the trees. Go into the lanes and gather the blackberries that nestle shining and plump amongst the thorns. Go into the wind and … Continue reading

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Don’t keep your failures to yourself

Don’t keep your failures to yourself: you and they will get lonely. Share them with those who will listen and then you and they can transform into joy. Enjoy your failures as they appear like waves approaching the shore emerging … Continue reading

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