Month: November 2022


Seeing in the rearview mirror

We want to know where we are, yet sometimes it only becomes clear as we look behind. And we can’t drive from the rearview mirror unless we’re going backwards. But we can hope that someday we can make peace with these in-between times. So for these current times, here is John O’Donohue’s beautiful blessing For …

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Gideon Heugh has just published a new book, Darkling: An Advent Journey, and I wanted to share it with you. This is a book for darkling days. A book for those who are hunkering down against the winter storms of life. A book for those who feel weary, lost, uncertain. It is not a book …

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On experiencing extremes

Yesterday we had a dramatic encounter of the weather kind, here in the valley. It was warm in the sun underneath a clear blue sky. So warm that I felt it on my face as I walked around the lake after feeding the alpacas. Strolling back to the house was leisurely in this pleasant atmosphere. …

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Musing on the need for certainty

These days I spend much more time in the in-between space. Holding up the certainties of either side and wondering how useful they really are. Because living here in the valley, immersed in the entangled rhythm of life, I know that death is the only certainty. And even that is a transition.

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