Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Sati – Reena Saxena #writephoto

The reference is the now extinct ‘Sati’ system, where a widow was burned on the funeral pyre along with her dead husband. The dead women were glorified and had temples built as their memorials.   the bell that chimes echoes … Continue reading

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Shrine – Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

We were rushed for time and the last thing I wanted to do was visit an old estate. But I caught a quick glimpse through the hedge of giant manor and something pulled at me. I had to stop. “What … Continue reading

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Castles of the Mind – A Silent Eye Workshop – Steve Tanham

Do we have ‘castles of the mind’? Traditionally, ancient castle were build where there was trouble… Do we have the equivalent in our minds and emotions? Have we, over the course of our lives, built up strong fortifications with which … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Iain Kelly:
‘Now, can everyone see okay? Gather in a bit closer.’ The tour group shuffled around into a curve in front of the large block of stone. ‘This is a shrine to one of our local…

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Other People’s Sadness: A Nautical Metaphor… Alienora Browning

Reblogged from Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman: If we are true friends. and committed loved ones, we ideally rock with another’s boat whatever the weather: We brace ourselves for the storms and vast waves of grief and illness, bad fortune … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt – Shrine #writephoto

Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt.  If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed. I usually share something about the place … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round up – Woodland #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on the edge of the south Yorkshire village of  High Bradfield. The village is perched upon a hill and its most prominent feature is the church. Beyond the churchyard… whose walls we … Continue reading

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Still Stone-Less At-Chat… Stuart France

* “No one in their right mind believes that stones can walk.” “Despite the fact that the Folk-Record is unequivocable on this point.” “It is also unequivocable about stones dancing, and drinking from streams.” “I may be able to clarify … Continue reading

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Coda #midnighthaiku

Breathless I listen Singer and song a rare gift Darkness follows dawn The song thrush has one of the most beautiful songs… and is just one of the many once-common garden birds now under threat in this country. It is … Continue reading

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