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Ridiskulus

Over the time I have spent in the TC, my temper has calmed some. It is not the case that my emotional responses have lessened in intensity: intensity of emotional experience is part of who I am. Not being able … Continue reading

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Silver and sunlight

Maybe I am still in a state of post-Taizé calm. Taizé was everything I love about Taizé this year. Maybe the theme, “eat your bread with joy” seeped in more deeply than I imagined it had. For the first time, … Continue reading

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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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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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