Ripples of light in the rhythm of time

17 Sep 2022
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The colours caught my eye as I walked through the gate at lake level. So I looked up, expecting to see the source of the reflection in the sky. No rainbow. How could there be, with no cloud or rain falling? Yet here it was on the lake’s surface, shifting location as I walked by. […]

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Being at home where you are

16 Sep 2022
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It doesn’t seem to matter where I go in our little valley; moss is at home here. Not just one kind of moss, but a delightful plethora of shapes, colours and textures. The nature of the terrain and the fact that alpacas don’t treat moss as a delicacy probably help. So does our leaving fallen […]

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Hidden in what the heart reveals

15 Sep 2022
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Just walking bya leafin early autumnsunlight,more gloriousthan acrown. Extravagantbeauty inplain sight,patientlywaitingto benoticed Who are we,and whatare we bearinghiddenbeneaththe layersof love?

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On the gentle emergence of beauty

14 Sep 2022
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Beauty is not in a hurry. It doesn’t shout before it is ready, until it is formed in the secret place. Then it emerges, responding to light and love, and sings its transcendent song. ‘What is real is almost always, to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood by the part of […]

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Softening our lenses with beauty

13 Sep 2022
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We often think about beauty with a hard, convergent lens. Homing in on the details and noticing the imperfections. Oh dear, what’s happened here? Yet this is such a narrow, shallow perspective, focussing only on the past or the future. On how things used to be, or what we might create ‘if only’. However, beauty […]

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Choosing a life of beauty

12 Sep 2022
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Beauty as a human calling: “Beauty isn’t all about just nice loveliness, like. Beauty is about more rounded, substantial becoming. So I think beauty, in that sense, is about an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance, a deeper sense of depth, and also a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of […]

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