On being above the line

The chill of the fog hung in the valley like a cold weight. And walking up to the boy’s fields, higher on the hillside, felt laboured. Until I passed the line where the sun broke through. Slanting across the valley from the other side, it brought everything to life. And me to warmth. Nothing changed, …

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Entering into the fall

It has been an extraordinary autumn. The altered hues and the way the season has rearranged the natural drapes of the valley have opened up a different experience. An invitation to linger and enter rather than pass through on the way to winter. This has been an internal journey as much as an external encounter. …

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Reflections after the rain

The overflowing lake is muddy brown, laden with offerings from the mountainside. And the alpaca troughs are full of water, while the fields are squelchy underfoot. Yet after the rain is strangely subdued, inviting experience of the familiar cast in molten greys. And wonder at the cycle of life that ebbs and flows in a …

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Seeing beyond the first glance

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  + variously attributed to Viktor Frankl, Stephen Covey and others Compared with previous generations, we live in the fast lane. And the frenetic pace of virtually everything trains …

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