My temporary world of silence

“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” ― Chaim Potok, The Chosen January seems such a long time ago, but this year, it was very different. It was a month where I lived in a partial world of […]

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HNYTYAY – 3 words for 2019

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind If you haven’t worked out what the acronym is, it is “Happy New Year to You […]

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Using socks to meditate

“Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.” ― Graham Parke I bet the title of this blog post made you stop and do a double take for a moment. “Using socks to meditate? How”, you ask. There is a large discussion that goes on as to whether you wear certain items […]

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Meditating when you paint

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci No, I am not an artist, nor even a painter. My craft is the more mundane, that of an experienced DIY’er. The house I currently live in is an old house and […]

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