Reflection: Home cooking – a comfort in lockdown

  I chop and sweat vegetables for soup,     an alchemist invoking the art of pulling together a family.  Fragrant steam diffuses through the house  Curling around the stairway  Stealing under the door of my children’s rooms,  Silently letting my husband know he’s loved,  Soon drawing my family to the heart of our home,  To sit round […]

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Shame – an invisible plague

As they sat in the front seats of the parked car, Judith know that her mother was about to launch into one of her rants about Judith’s recent gain in weight. But on this occasion, things turned out differently. An enormous Lion stepped into the space between Judith and her mother, and as her mother […]

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Reflection: Lockdown compost heap

As lockdown began, I had a very strong sense that it was important not to come to conclusions about what it all meant too soon. The wisdom times of difficulty bring takes time to make itself known. Busy the sun, the wind, the birds, the spring greening But my heart’s sound is silence, a dampening […]

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