Winter sun


Slanting lightilluminating spaceswe don’t normally see,  the gift oflooking sidewaysfor shadowy possibilitiesthe brilliance of summercannot find. + Sue Heatherington



Gideon Heugh has just published a new book, Darkling: An Advent Journey, and I wanted to share it with you. This is a book for darkling days. A book for those who are hunkering down against the winter storms of life. A book for those who feel weary, lost, uncertain. It is not a book … Read more

The gift of seeing slant


Seeing from the side,the edge whereothers care notto stand. What do you see? And what do you hearon the wind,  that speaks aloneto you? Or what do you noticethat is callingfor your soft, innerattention? This is for you. Open your handsto receive, andyour heart to respond. We are waiting.

It’s time to open wide the gates


Given the current climate challenge, I decided against ‘opening the floodgates’. However, there is something gloriously abundant about slowing down, being quiet and appreciating hope and joy. Especially when we become more connected with each other and this astonishingly beautiful earth we call home. We start to notice shifts. Our way of seeing stretches wide … Read more

The gift of poetry in resetting our lives


HIT RESET Slow. Stop.Take a deep breathStand stock still.Hit reset.Here is the dayCherish the nightNotice your lifeAs it’s passing by. + Martin Wroe, from ‘Julian of Norwich’s teabag’, Wild Goose Publications, 2022 Poetry is brilliant for pressing the reset button. It unlocks things we didn’t know were locked yet does it without a sledgehammer. While … Read more