The gift of wonder

Do you ever feel a pang of disappointment when someone says ‘Oh, I know all about that’, and closes the conversation down? It might be because you feel belittled as if your contribution doesn’t count. Or equally, it could be because you feel a tinge of sadness in the presence of a closed mind — …

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The possibility of possibilities

Imagination offers the possibility of possibilities. Wonder opens doors. ‘Imagination never pretends to know it all. It never demands or claims an absolute standpoint, but it always relishes and celebrates the fact it is on the threshold where it cannot see everything. The kind of knowing that is in imagination is knowing through exploration. It …

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and words fell to earth

The day the moon landed… The daythe moon landed,and wordsfell to earth. They gave usmeans of dreaming,shaping imaginationand telling stories. Exploring what welong for,and what weglimpse within. Bypassing theroadblocksof our fearand defensiveness; and openingour hearts withnew songsof hope. Yes, singing, but not solo, tuning with emerging harmonies. Can you hearthe words,and learn thelanguage? The daythe …

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The day the moon landed

In our field, on Sunday afternoon. Extraordinary! What’s it doing there? Of course, it’s not the moon. It’s a puffball with beautiful markings and the shadow of wildflowers. Isn’t it strange how we are so quick to make things concrete and use technically correct language? But that doesn’t transport us in our imagination, does it?

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