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  • Another Poem to Ponder

    Today's poem is by Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis, and I love it....



    Two rivers deepening into one;
    less said, more meant; a field of corn
    adjusting to harvest; a battle won

    by yielding; days emptied to their brim;
    an autumn; a wedding; a logarithm;
    self-evidence earned, a coming home

    to something brand new but always known;
    not doing, but being – a single noun;
    now in infinity; a fortune found

    in all that’s disposable; not out there, but in,
    the ceremonials of light in the rain;
    the power of being nothing, but sane.


    from 'The Word in the Wildnerness' Malcolm Guite pub Canterbury p. 55

  • Lovely Day in Prospect

    Back in 2011, I met a young woman in her early 30s who had just completed her treatment for breast cancer.  Shy, diffident and very private; wise, funny, kind and generous, she was one of the first real world friends I made in this rather odd 'club'.  At the time, the 'baby' of our gang, we watched with baited breath as she began dating, offering the odd word of encouragement and some 'aunty' presence in the background.  Today I am really privileged and thrilled to be getting ready to go to her wedding along with the others who shared those early days.  Our 'baby' has found her life partner, is well and happy - what more could we wish for?

    This year I will be at in six weddings (two I'm conducting, four as a guest), each with its own unique backstory... I am a very fortunate woman.

  • From the ground there blossoms, yellow, hope...

    This afternoon I was up at church doing my weekly walk around, and happened to take a few moments to look at the bubls that had managed to survive some vandalism a few weeks back.  Now there are daffodils in bloom and more waiting to burst forth.  This is a wonderful sign of hope and brought a smile to my face on a rather wet and dreich afternoon!