Tag Archives: Love and Laughter

Have you danced today?

I came across the Nietzsche quote, remembering that I first read it years ago in his Zarathrusta, a book much in fashion in my youth. I was struck even then, armed with too few years and too little experience of … Continue reading

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The alchemy of joy

By the time this goes out, another workshop will be over and our Companions will have dispersed for another year. Inevitably, every time we go back to Great Hucklow, we think of that very first workshop… and for me, that … Continue reading

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The Ghost Ship – Steve Tanham

The Ghost Ship —- They come from land and some by wave To travel brave and not unnerved Across a globe described by one Who sees in numbers straight and curved —- That one, disgraced, must face a queen Must … Continue reading

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Life’s a beach…

I knew it was early, too early to be getting up, and laid there pondering dreams for a while, thinking back through the night. There are many types of dream… the daydreams that lift us from the humdrum world and … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: Your letters to Santa…

Can I just remind you that I don’t want to wear the antlers again this year. Or a red hat with bobbles on or, even worse, a beard… I don’t fancy a red nose or pointy ears either… Which means … Continue reading

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Connections…

“I know what links St John the Baptist, St Christopher and St Catherine…” “You do?” “They were all beheaded.” “…Baphomet!” “Sophia.” “How did you get from Baphomet to Sophia?” “There’s a cipher, you convert Baphomet into Hebrew letters then apply … Continue reading

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Fresh air…

From the archive: I had an odd and unexpected encounter today. One of those chance meetings that seem small and unimportant yet which leave a mark deeper than we realise at the time. I had wandered over to the next … Continue reading

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Ancient stories

One of the things that has struck home over the past few years, wandering round the churches of Britain, is just how much we learn and understand from stories and images. The record held in these ancient places goes back … Continue reading

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Caged butterlies

Berthe Morisot 1875 I love antique fans… there is something about them that has always fascinated me. I remember vividly standing in tears at Harewood House at an exhibition many years ago. I don’t quite know what it is… their … Continue reading

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Fresh air

From the archives August 2103 I had an odd and unexpected encounter today. One of those chance meetings that seem small and unimportant yet which leave a mark deeper than we realise at the time. I had wandered over to … Continue reading

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