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Grounded

We were closer to the ground back then…

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Listen?

After the show, after the huge imaginative fantasy, when the angels depart…

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Your kaleidoscope

Walking to Tesco recently the energy of people that passed by was tangible, almost sparking…

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Balance… + tea + muffins

I am here. We are here. Balance and grounding… Many of us have recently been forced to re-evaluate things. The pandemic has forced many to stop, pause, quarantine…  find our home. Recently my wife, kids and I were forced to literally ‘go home’ – after one day on the other side of the country on […]

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Perhaps it’s about feeling?

Along with thousands of others, over the isolation period, we took a weekly dose of Grayson Perry’s Art Club on Channel 4.  Thanks, Grayson and Philipa, it’s been a very welcome tonic. It was a little bit silly, it was a little bit odd… It was the last episode this week. Art is about mixing […]

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Tempo rubato…

As the season of maniacal merriment mechanically approaches… breathe. I am torn between contemplation and mere acceptance. Alas, it’s my nature to question and cogitate while the rest of the world seems to just get on with stuff. Outside the window, there was no music…   As winter bites, sometimes it feels (and feeling is […]

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Sunday Mornings

I love Sunday Mornings. Space, to stop, pause and listen to relative silence (don’t mention the tinnitus). I love thinking, and I’m often a victim of the paralysis of analysis. However, I love sensing the glimpse and sparkle of the gap between the building blocks. I love the moment when the information and advice and […]

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A few weeks out…

Two weeks of adventure, yes relaxing, yes, exciting, but also exhausting. We reach for familiar tunes, comforting narratives and that elusive pilot to ease us back into harbour. The birds at home squawk a different squawk to those in rural France. So it’s to stories and thoughts that help us find our feet again. Familiar […]

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Conversation with constructions

So another trip to the homeland, and of course this instigates new old things to ruminate on. While visiting the resting place (and hence archived memories) of my maternal grandparents, we discovered the gardens of Tremenheere a stone’s throw away. After a few hours exploring Tremenheere; combined with a day in a sunlit St Ives […]

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Little things

It’s been a while, time flies when you’re having fun.  Much water’s flowing under the bridge, around the stones, over the shingle… Over time, many things morph to polish off our sharp edges and sharpen our perceptions. While watching ‘Genius’ recently we’re reminded that “Human perception is frightfully narrow…”. Simon Parke’s ‘Abbot Peter’ reminds us […]