Category Archives: spirituality

Attention and Discernment


Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Bloguanuary 24: A Dream and a Pilgrimage


Ignoring the gruesome grammar (left) for it would be impossible to write about a dream I do not remember, I am today prompted to write about a dream. This is an account of a dream that sent me on a … Continue reading

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Bloganuary21: Time Travelling to 9/11


The idea of Bloganuary is to post a blog every day, in response to a prompt. Today, the prompt is asking me: if I could travel through time, which year would I choose to travel to and why. My immediate … Continue reading

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On Collage and the Loss of Wonder


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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COP26 : Why We Must Not Look At Goblin Men


As a gardener as well as an artist – and gardening for this artist means growing plants for food, for natural dyeing/eco printing and for the spirit – the 2021 gardening year has been notable for its length. The images … Continue reading

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Eight Years Blogging – Writing Chaos into order from the Forest of Souls: Part I


Wisdom is the complete willingness to be the plaything of chance circumstances”.  (Lao-Tse) I’ve been blogging for over eight years. The anniversary has come and gone. That’s a long time and a lot of words. I’ve been taking stock: what … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions? I’ve Only Got the One: Clean Up My Room


I was painting the kitchen ceiling and in between brushstrokes came upon a newspaper article headed How Dangerous is Jordan B Peterson/The Right Wing Professor Who Hit a Hornets’ Nest? And I thought, “Who the hell is Jordan B Peterson?” … Continue reading

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Mark Making, The Zen of Seeing, the Byzantine Monocondyle and the Seven Bridges of Königsberg


Warning: really long blog coming up. (I had to do a really long poetic walk this time). The quote opening my blog of 29 August was from  The Zen of Seeing: Frederick Franck. Intrigued, I sent for the book. In parallel … Continue reading

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A Titanic Love Affair, Horse Chestnut Husk Dye and Mordanting with Moses the Chemist


My titanic love affair has little to do with those 12 sprogs/pre-Olympian gods of Uranus, less still the ill-fated ship of that name. I’m in love with the oxalate of a mineral element,  Titanium Oxalate (C4O8Ti) which is a new … Continue reading

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Be strong, even if it breaks your heart –  Dr Who This resonated. I wondered for a brief moment how being strong would break the heart. Then thought: Sophie’s Choice. I reckon there comes a time we all have to … Continue reading

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