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St Michael de Rupe… Stuart France

* “It is something of a ‘dream come true’ to be here, looking at this.” “In all its technicolour glory.” “Traditionally, Michael is depicted either ‘slaying’, or ‘fixing’, or as we might say, ‘drawing’,  or even ‘tickling’, the dragon, or, … Continue reading

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The Rock of Brentor… Stuart France

* ‘…A church, full bleak, and weather beaten, all alone, as it were forsaken…’ * “St Michael de Rupe?” “St Michael the Rock.” “I thought St Peter was supposed to be the ‘Rock’?” * * “The rock referred to here, … Continue reading

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Signatures III… Stuart France

* … Just then there is a flurry of wings, and squawks and screeches overhead and we turn our attention skyward in time to see an enormous buzzard chasing off two ravens from the precincts of Uffington Castle. “Oh, Don … Continue reading

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Signatures II… Stuart France

* … The hollow of Dragon Hill affords a stunning vista of the Manger and the Giant’s Stairs. From this vantage the sheer scale of the site starts to impinge upon my consciousness. I concur with Wen that the laity … Continue reading

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Signatures… Stuart France

* Back in the low slung car I stare into the gloom. A quiet has descended with the mist. It is the silence that preludes any portentous event. The car lurches and veers suddenly and we bounce up a dirt … Continue reading

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A Day’s walk?… Stuart France

* …”The why, is always the same.” “In order to connect, or to make whole?” “And in order to then participate in that wholeness.” “Which is connection.” “They call Glastonbury England’s ‘holiest erthe’.” Continue reading Stuart France

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Nine o’Clock… Stuart France

* All that-is-unified Is other than The-One-Itself Reblogged from Stuart France

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…Head Stone… Stuart France

* Let my head stone be a book That I might lie  and turn page-after-page day-after-day for the rest-of-time… * Reblogged from Stuart France

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A Voice Called Can’t II … Stuart France

* Uffington, we decided on the way up there, is a ‘biggie’. A Big Hitter. Major League. Top Drawer. Or any other of the many hackneyed phrases the Tee Vee Heads like to summon in order to express quality. If … Continue reading

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A Voice Called Can’t… Stuart France

* It had already been a long, sticky, drive… We had finished up our ‘rekkie’ just after One Bell when Wen finally pointed the aerodynamic nose of the Green Goddess towards Avebury… The heat in the day showed no signs … Continue reading

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