Islands…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Image: Pixabay Over the past few days, social media has been awash with disgust at the note left on an ambulance window when the paramedics had been called to a dying man. It was a critical and time sensitive occasion and the patient died later in hospital.…

A Woman of Power and Substance

It is the winter of 1584. The well-dressed woman watches as her fourth husband storms out of the dining hall at their present home, Tutbury Castle, in Staffordshire. In the corner of the room sits a younger woman, now smiling at the angry departure of the man of the house–the sixth Earl of Shrewsbury. The…

Alpha et Omega…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
? “Why is the Octave so important?” * * “Because it is simultaneously Both the end of one thing And the beginning of another.” * ?

Lords of Division

No passing bells For those fine fathers Who dodge and draft The deaths of others ⦿ The weapon makers’ art Is mute, no finer part Than see the sons of heaven Torn apart ⦿ ©Copyright Stephen Tanham

Remember…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Paper poppies bloom, as fragile as the lives they represent. Every year it is the same, I try to find some way of saying what is in my heart and the words will not come.  I was not there, I have no right to speak of war and its…

Et in Arcadia Ego… Stuart France

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
* The ‘Apple of my Eye’ Can only become ‘Cider’ After the ‘Cider Maker’ has trampled me. * I surrender my spirit Like apples to this trampling So my inner most heart Can blaze And dance with joy. * Source: Stuart France

Solstice of the Moon: A last adventure

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
It is not every day that you can go on a real adventure to see a genuine, bona fide mystery, but that is exactly what we were going to do on the last day of our trip. We had been promising ourselves a bimble with our friend,…

Seven days, seven photos – day seven

SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE. NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’ My thanks to Sue Vincent for inviting me. In turn, I invite anyone who wishes to join the challenge. Thank you Steve

Seven days, seven black and white photos – Day Six

SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE. NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’ My thanks to Sue Vincent for inviting me. In turn, I invite anyone who wishes to join the challenge. Thank you Steve

The Deadly Edge of Love (part two)

(Continued from Part One of The Deadly Edge of Love) It’s the morning of 18th November, 1558. Robert Dudley is witnessing a miracle. In her dying months, Queen Mary, Elizabeth’s half-sister, and daughter of Henry and Catherine of Aragon, has restored Elizabeth to the line of succession, following the failure of her marriage alliance with…

Circles of Heaven…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* There is an inevitable circularity to many of our arguments. For the logician circularity is a death knell. Logic proceeds in steps along a perceived line, from a perceived beginning, to a perceived end. For the logician circularity is a flaw. For cosmos, everything that endures is cyclical. *

Solstice of the Moon: Colours of faith

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
We were up early next morning and were cheerful about an email we’d had, telling us that the friends we had found over breakfast on our first morning in Scotland would be joining us for the December workshop in Derbyshire.  We had talked about leys, geometry and…