Hope at the beginning of the turn


Those following Gideon Heugh’s Advent Journey in Darkling will know that we have faced the longest night and are now at the cusp of the turn. Solstice marks the beginning of the Turn–the slow hemispheric shift towards warmer, longer days: hope as a planetary motion. At this time of solstice, the zenith of the dark … Read more

Seeing a different kind of beauty


This isn’t the time of year we would typically call beautiful. In its exposed starkness, everything has a sense of hunger and brittleness. The alpacas are grumpy, and I hear more alarm cries amongst the birds. While yesterday the geese were surprised by the ‘hardness’ of the lake when they tried to land. Often our … Read more