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This website, just like my life, is a work in progress ... and I invite you to share in my exploration.
I hope you enjoy what you discover here; if you are interested in finding out about any of my interests and invitations,
be in touch, won't you?
a new blog post for the time of year
The Thrush in the Morning
Night’s covers slip away at the gentle touch of dawn,
Daylight enters with softest footfall
And earth stretches itself from its sleepy languor.
A tender smile on the sun’s lips welcomes today’s emerging life,
Its mother-whispers ushering us through the dreamy thresholds of our waking.
And you, little bird, give voice
to the joy of this morning.
Roused by first light,
your song spills out,
and full radiant.
Hearing you, I too rise to the music of this day.
This poem from 2014 also came out of the darkness, albeit from that gentle time when the night begins to be turned to day by the encroaching sun. This week as I lay awake at early dawn after a short short night of sleep, the birdsong was a real and welcome refreshment, to my ears and to my heart.
Read it slowly, won't you?
Spiritual Director, musician and poet.
What gives depth and delight to life more than finding out who we really are and expressing that in all authenticity? This seems to me to be the reason for our existence, and it is only in relationship with others and with God that this becomes really possible.
But nothing is clear cut, for me, and what you will read about here will, I hope, give as many questions and provocations as answers.
I write about spirituality, prayer, music
and poetry; about nature, creativity, and, well,
Feel free to join me here in exploring heart and voice, and please be in touch!
Spiritual Direction is an invitation to spend time together exploring your innermost (and outward) experiences of life, including your longings, your hopes, your relationships, your ambitions, joys and fears and ... whatever in fact it is that you want to bring to conversation. Together we take "a long loving look at the real', as Walter Burghardt so tenderly put it, which for me includes where body, soul and spirit meet: where God is, whatever that means for you.
But you don't have to be clear about your religious faith (or indeed have any connection with religion at all) to want to seek something spiritually deeper, and you are welcome whatever your background or current practices and interests are.
I am also available to lead retreats and quiet days.