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A dog called Toby?… Stuart France

(Francesco Botticini) * Tobias was the only child of a blind, holy man, named Tobit, and his wife, Anna. Tobit sent his young son Tobias on an errand to a distant land to collect monies that were owed to him. … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: The Temple of Hewn Stone II

Traditional initiation ceremonies tend to follow a roughly similar outline. The initiand is put through a series of symbolic trials, including the acceptance of mortality, each designed to test resolve and dedication, before symbolically ‘dying’ to their old self and … Continue reading

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Footsteps #midnighthaiku

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Riddles of the Night: The Temple of Hewn Stone

Just behind the Druid Inn and across the narrow lane from Thomas’ Eyre’s church of St Michael, is the strange landscape of Rowtor Rocks. We have visited the place on many occasions, but it needed only one visit to realise … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: Family fortunes?

Where silver trees have bent their bough O’er sleepy village streets, we go to solve the riddle of the stones A scattered presence in a row. To nourish soul and body’s need- A place where ancient bards ovate, A haunted … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt – Mists – #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. Throughout the week I will feature as … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up – Portal – #writephoto

Portal * Pathway arrow-straight Connecting the here and there No deviation * Moment to moment Worn by a thousand footsteps Inevitable * A choiceless journey Mitigated by freedom To walk in gladness * The photo for this week’s prompt was … Continue reading

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