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Merry Christmas Possum!

My Christmas present this year is an Ultrasonic Possum Deterrent. But really its for the possum that gallops noisily over our roof at 4am or thereabouts and eats all the new growth on my treasured Pierre de Ronsard rose bush … Continue reading

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Gifts

Child of my heart, One with my spirit, Born of the dust And the breath that I gave you. What will you bring me When you come home? I’ll bring you the touch of the wind on my cheek, and … Continue reading

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Women and cats

Originally posted on The Book Keeper Book Shop:
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”Robert A. Heinlein Image by Angie Stevens

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Bless all those who knit…

Bless all those who knitwho sit and click the needles,bringing the threads together,into a new creation. Bless all those who unpickthe holey ideas of yesterdaythat no longer serve us well,unravelling prejudice. Bless all those who then re-knitthe residue of the … Continue reading

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and, when the time comes

Originally posted on The Book Keeper Book Shop:
“to live in this world you must be ableto do three thingsto love what is mortal;to hold it against your bones knowingyour own life depends on it;and, when the time comes to…

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Divine Silence

The divine silence is not a vacuum to be filled but a mystery to be entered into, unarmed with words and undistracted by noise…Our job is not to pierce that mystery with language but to reverence it. Barbara Brown Taylor

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Spring

Spring is sprung, The grass is ris, Eyes itch, I sneeze, Hay-fever is.

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Joy

There is always joy, you just need to know where to look for it.

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Words

Words form themselves, Spill gently Onto the attendant page, Swirl, re-form, make sense Make sentence. Beautiful words that Roll off the tongue: Mellifluous, numinous, eloquence, Concordance, assonance, antithesis, Inchoate poetry… Metanoia.

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Who’s Driving?

Max has a new car, a hybrid, silent running when the electric motor is engaged. And environmentally friendly. Cool! But it also has a lot of bells and whistles that my simple little manual doesn’t have. It senses your presence … Continue reading

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