resurrection [rɛzəˈrɛkʃ(ə)n] NOUN the action or fact of resurrecting or being resurrected. “the story of the resurrection of Osiris” synonyms: raising from the dead · restoration to life · rising from the dead · return from the dead Today is 17th of March 2019, some four and a half months since I officially killed this […]Read more "Death and Resurrection"
I have decided to finish this blog today. It feels like the right time. I have been sharing thoughts with strangers for over two and half years now and much has happened in that time. Much has happened in my own life and much has happened in this ever changing world. When I started writing […]Read more "The Last Post…"
I have just got back from a quick trip to Greece alone and it has reminded me how powerful solitude can be. It is often said that loneliness and solitude are very different things and I am inclined to agree. The last time I remember taking an actual holiday alone was around 18 years ago […]Read more "Solitude, Privacy, Women & Power…"
The theme for the last couple of weeks seems to have been a steady stream of reminders that there can be no authority outside of my own experience. There have been a couple of sharp spikes in anxiety and each time, when I look back, I took someone else’s advice rather than trusting my own […]Read more "No Authority Outside of One’s Own Experience"
I have been thinking more of my friend Robert’s advice to live as naturally as one can, what he calls ‘radical self acceptance’. This notion has given me a great deal of relief. As Robert remarked in a message recently ‘radical acceptance allows what is to be.’ So many times in life I have tried […]Read more "The Natural Self…"
On two occasions recently I have returned to places that long ago held meaning, viewed them through adult eyes and closed the door on powerful, emotionally charged memories. The first was a boarding school reunion and the second, Burghley Horse Trials, an event from the same era of teenage angst. Both places were scenes of […]Read more "Running with the Herd, or not…"
The following lines in Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’ have always spoken to me: Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. It’s reminiscent of the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi which revolves around notions of impermanence, imperfection and the beauty in these […]Read more "On Vulnerability…"