Deep winter wonderings, wanderings – What’s your thing: a podcast episode with Parcifal Solomon
When I first met Parcifal, we were in his grandma’s garden, studying each other from afar, silently. He had/ has the most arresting blue eyes and was much younger than me. Our fathers are cousins. We didn’t meet again for many decades and when we did we clicked and talked but it has really been … Read more
What’s your thing? – Podcast episode – Michael Sclater – curing depression through love
Michael Sclater is a sufi, a psycotherapist, tennis playing, house building, walking, thinking friend. When he was my therapist he used to laugh at my suffering in such a way that made me feel such compassion and kindness at the pain of being human that I began to be kind to myself in the way … Read more
The kitten tags the dog’s tail,
The dog moves away.
The kitten chews the dog’s ear,
The dog growls a warning.
The kitten pounces on the dog,
The dog snarls and chases it.
The kitten runs away.
No harm done.
I wave the horse around the arena,
She avoids … Read more
when you peel away the celophane
airtravelled roses and smell
What happens when the confident laughing girl you met last night
wakes up beside you smudged, barefaced and vulnerable?
What happens when we take children
out of their uniforms
and see individuals instead of
What would happen if we … Read more
What if they wrapped your strawberries in celophane so that you didn’t miss the sweet, summer honey smell of childhood stawberry picking?
What if clothes and make up were just another kind of straight jacket to keep us wrapped in conforming shiny brittle shells of plastic?
What if the rush and busy-ness of earning was … Read more
the night when
the veil between worlds is the thinnest,
when witches ride
hard across the night,
when the dead surge to rescue the living
from their mire,
when the full moon
calls us to wilderness,
wakes our wolvish sensing to the
You may think this locking … Read more