Monthly Archives: February 2016

Meditation and Silence

If it is correct, that real silence does not exist, where am I going to find it? And why do I want to find it, anyway? After all, it seems that most people in this mad, mad world are actively … Continue reading

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Ah, Those Walls . . .

Today has been sunny and almost warm. It is a pleasure to be out; we take our time, we smile at everyone, even those who are in such a hurry they haven’t noticed that they share the planet with other … Continue reading

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Cage and Silence

I’m wondering where I find my silence. I cheerfully admit to being totally addicted to it, and I go to some trouble to search it out. Probably because I don’t see too well, silence fascinates me. It is an elusive … Continue reading

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Imbolc

 In my village, tonight, the first Saturday of February, it will be the festival of Imboc, one of the four major pagan festivals. The drummers in the car park, and the torches and the lanterns, will announce that the halfway … Continue reading

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Silence is Golden

Silence can be heard in two ways. The first way is to hear it as an absence of sound. This seems so obvious to us that it is practically the default position in our complex visual culture. However, as someone … Continue reading

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