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Carrot and Coals: Shift…

* The stone is warm beneath her back. Above her the clear blue of the sky is powdered with clouds, barely moving. It is sheltered here in the circle, the earthen banks of the henge protecting the centre from the … Continue reading

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Carrot and Coals: Vision-Quest…

* …The key to Arbor Low is to regard the stones as always having been laid flat. That way they immediately begin to speak and the first thing they say has to do with time. Wen ‘got’ a clock-face and … Continue reading

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Carrot and Coals: Maze…

* …There is another important thing with these sites which is not always immediately obvious. It is not a collective thing. It is not simply a case of visiting each and every site and then resting back with feet raised … Continue reading

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Carrot and Coals: Earth-Work-Mound…

* The name Arbor Low is of Saxon derivation, originally ‘Eordburh-Hlaw’ meaning the Earth-Work Mound. Wen smiles, “Where did you dig that up from?” “I have my sources, you know.” “As your text only specifies Saxon, are we to presume … Continue reading

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Carrot and Coals: Calling

* …I have to wonder about Wen. Even before the ‘Wen’ thing she was a little too eager to run off to all the farthest flung reaches of the known universe at the drop of a hat. The ‘hat’ in … Continue reading

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Carrot and Coals: Telling Stone

* …I wait until I see Wen’s shoulders shaking with grief then go and collect her. As I said earlier, I do not really know why she has to keep punishing herself in this way. Foolishly, we walk back along … Continue reading

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Carrot and Coals… Stuart France

* …Wen seems intent on punishing herself again. I know. I know she probably has little choice but personally speaking I would be more than happy if we never went back to Bar-Brook-One… Ever! That  is not going to happen … Continue reading

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Clews…

* …Kierkegaard knows only too well what is at stake here. How the mask can simultaneously both hide and reveal. Especially for those who know how to look… He chooses his psuedonyms very carefully, almost, too perfectly! Johannes-de-Silentio. ‘Silent John’. … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Wood-Stone…

* …He leads her away almost carrying her. They disappear into the blackness beyond the ring of flames. They choke on the oily smoke, blind with tears. * Within the flames A voice sings, farewell, to the stars… * The … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Flame…

* …The Clan of the Raven has withdrawn to the hills, to a high place in the sacred lands, nearer the centre. Their fires are dead, their hearths are cold, the hilltop silent under the moon. Others come. Others not … Continue reading

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