Sitting in winter’s sun


Soaking up the rays and listening to the birds. What might the air say today? What might the breeze carry as a beautiful gift? Who needs the presence of this place? Who needs permission to pause? Here…

Your presence


Presence can’t be faked, but it can be practised. ~ a simple thought each day for the in-between time.

And down came the rain


Simple drizzle, little drops leisurely finding their way to earth. Followed by sheets. Driving curtains of rain penetrating every crack, horizontal and vertical. Subsiding, then changing its mind and inviting the wind along for the ride. Calm, and the promise of light shafting through the clouds. Life feels like this sometimes. Just when we think … Read more

Softening our lenses with beauty


We often think about beauty with a hard, convergent lens. Homing in on the details and noticing the imperfections. Oh dear, what’s happened here? Yet this is such a narrow, shallow perspective, focussing only on the past or the future. On how things used to be, or what we might create ‘if only’. However, beauty … Read more

Blessing our world now


John O’Donohue has a profoundly insightful piece in the narrative of Benedictus: A Book of Blessings. He recognises that when we face the world’s darkness, it can cause us to retreat into our private little corners. Firmly closing the door of helplessness behind us. Yet, this gives our power away when we are people of … Read more

Daring to come close enough


When all is stripped away, sometimes, just sometimes, we have a precious chance to see hidden beauty. And it takes courage to dare to come that close.