Leap!

February 29 Something significant hovers just ahead. Today the girl can ask the boy, the woman the man, with marriage the prize. I have no need to ask that question; I am partnered already and am beyond the age of looking. But, like the dewy eyed girl, I long to ask the questions not usually permitted….

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Pilgrims Walk

We love Canterbury; it’s an old city that never disappoints, no matter what the purpose for our visit. Our primary reason for this trip was to stay with a colleague who is also dear friend. We are all busy people, so most of our visits are built on business meetings with our friendship growing up in…

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Winter Gardens

Our wildlife-friendly back garden is the reason we have so many guests at this time of year. It is a wild garden… it may never win any awards from Gardener’s World, but our local critters seem to appreciate Jeff’s attentiveness and care. And I appreciate his generosity in sharing what he sees (and hears) with me. Our winter…

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Canewdon

My energy is coming back slowly…. but before I start in with new walks and adventures, I want to finish telling you about our New Year’s Day outing. Once the swans were fed (and Lucy was coaxed back into good humour at the playground), we drove out to the parish church in Canewdon that I showed you briefly…

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Farewell to 2015

As we’ve done for the past several years, we are cozied in with our granddaughter, Lucy, to celebrate New Year’s Eve in our own quiet way. She arrives in the afternoon, we eat pizza for dinner, and usually fall asleep well before midnight (we’re all such party animals….). This evening we roasted chestnuts in the wood stove,…

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The Heart of Art

Once a year, on a Tuesday night shortly before Christmas, our bead group has a party. It’s fairly constrained, not in the least bit wild, the kind of event that feels just right. We sit in a circle together every Tuesday all year ’round, but on this one night, the table is decorated, food is…

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J’aime Paris

Like so many people, I have a special place in my heart for Paris, and, indeed, for all things French, My feet have walked the streets of Paris as a tourist and a pilgrim, and my heart is breaking with the news of last night’s acts of terror. In my spiritual life, I am working…

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Weaving a Walk

It’s the morning after the month before…. and I was out walking in the fog as though it were any normal Sunday morning. Which, of course, it is. I set myself a mighty challenge at the end of September. After a scary few months of nearly debilitating hip pain which brought me to the point…

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Remembering

Happy Hallowe’en! The veil is thin tonight, and perhaps it’s true that on this night each year the dead return home. I am acutely aware of those who have gone on before me, those who helped make me who I am. Tonight, once the candy has been distributed and the candle in the jack-o-lantern has…

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Super Moon

It was worth waking up for! We watched this glorious heavenly display from the comfort of our bedroom, this harvest moon fully eclipsed out our back window while Venus shone in on us from the east. Looking heavenwards, I felt my connection to my far-flung spirit family, knowing that they were also witnessing and celebrating this…

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