I may be turning feral
I may be turning feral. I have short nails from gardening and have worn my hair in plaits for weeks. The white strands are taking over and I can’t see without my glasses, but I’m guessing my eyebrows need plucking. I eat when I am hungry and wear what I like. I sometimes snooze on … Read more
I am noticing
Sunrises, different each day; blue, indigo, peach melba, mango sorbet.
The moon and the pale halo she wears even as she wanes.
How clearly I can see the stars, pricked points in clear black.
How daisies have pink tips in hear shapes on their petals.
How brilliantly happy-yellow dandelions are.
How leaves shine in the … Read more
I’m no hero
I wrote a blog the other day about how the ‘hero’ narrative was bothering me and here’s a reply I had from an ex-service man.
“I served in the RAF for 25 years and that included fighting in a war.
Please don’t call me a hero. I understand that you want to say thank you … Read more
Surviving lock-down by treating it as a retreat
When I first moved to Wales, I left behind a lovely therapist in Kent. Before I left her, she recommended a place in London called CCPE where I could learn more. Once in Wales, I came to London to do a weekend at CCPE and catch up with southern friends. The weekend was called ‘Alchemy, … Read more
James Bond, Jason Bourne, Thor, Odysseus. We love heroes, all cultures do. Jung talked about the collective unconscious, a unifying network across time and space where certain archetypes are ubiquitous and the hero is one of them.
Joseph Campbell identified the stages of the hero’s journey; the call to adventure, the quest; overcoming … Read more
Easter – Ostara
Easter Sunday and I am just back from my dawn walk and feeling very grateful to have the space and health to go on it. Dawn is also appropriate as Ostara is the anglo-saxon goddess who represents dawn and spring.
Last Easter, I went with friends to watch the sun rise over the Dorset … Read more