Author Archives: Shades of Sky

Only just begun

It is that time of year again. My bags are packed; my out-of-office reply is on; I’m waiting for the coach to Taizé.  And I could write a post thinking back to last year; thinking on how much I was … Continue reading

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On Painting the Invisible: Review of Vicky Beeching’s *Undivided*

You should listen to some Vicky Beeching songs. Her lyrics are inclusive. So the chaplain said, four years or more ago now. Thus began my first foray into her world. I was sick and tired of shallow, single-lined worship songs … Continue reading

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Coming Home

I spent time, earlier this week, in the Therapeutic Community, reflecting on what it means to be home. I wrote. I wrote because writing feels safe and familiar; words give me the structure that I crave amidst the chaos and … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

Progress Review, Q. 1:  What life lessons have you learnt from your time in the Therapeutic Community, or in life more generally? I pause for a moment. But only for a moment, because I know the thing that is most … Continue reading

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Dawning

Dawning:        D [Welsh: awn ni!]ng      D[English: let’s go!]ng I have written about sunrise before. Almost exactly three years ago. Three years ago, when I could see a future for myself in (South)-East London. Three years later, … Continue reading

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Small Reflection

The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome… Love after Love by Derek Walcott [continued at link] God has a … Continue reading

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