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 …

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States of being in time

Is there a difference between waiting and being patient? I think there may be, depending on our orientation. For many of us, waiting has a sense of being static and outward focussed. Who or what are we waiting for? Whereas being patient may be about our inner attitude. Holding something until it’s ripe or ready …

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Unveiling the unseen

What we think we seeis only surface,  simply caught inthe angle of light; colourful texturescatching our attentiondistracting us fromthe deeper work of patiently andpassionately waitingfor the unseento be revealed. ~ Stimulated by a delightful conversation with Josie Mackenzie on the extraordinary alchemy of creating plant dyes.


Light in a dark place

There is a crack, a crack in everythingThat’s how the light gets in + Leonard Cohen, from Anthem So where is the crack, the light in Ukraine now? Over the last few days, I’ve been drawn to walking through the little tunnel in the hillside opposite the farmhouse. It’s the original overflow from the Victorian …

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