Endings

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Time to pause among the trees

This week has been a little surreal. Unplanned endings and unprepared new beginnings colliding in a time that felt disorientated. Or discombobulated, as I heard someone say. I’ve also missed my usual routine of a pause among the trees during the morning alpaca round. This is because Steve and I have been synchronising our arrival …

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Now is the time to pause

We need to pause when we cross a threshold of endings and beginnings. Even if momentarily. Not because of indecision or reticence but because this is a significant step. Endings are important. We are not in charge of their timescale, yet we must honour their process. And likewise, birth rarely comes to order. Yet the …

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The songs of endings

We know what beginnings sound like. The excited whispers, the first cry, the jubilation of finally arriving. At the start. But what about endings? Why do we often avoid the marking of closure, the celebration of what has been and the rhythm of mourning? Yet even the most magnificent piece of music, or journey or …

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Endings and beginnings

A cherry drops,plump and redfrom the cherry tree. Is this a beginningor an ending? Coming back to theplace where we startedand knowing it forthe first time. Is this an endingor a beginning? Wherever we appear in the circle of life is always an ending and a beginning.   How we see it depends on where …

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