Tag: spirituality

Photo A Day – November 22: Grateful #FMSphotoaday

AT THE young people’s charity where I run the LGBT youth group, these thank you cards stand on the bookcase behind my desk. On days when deadlines loom and papers topple off the piles in my in-tray, these good wishes, from young people I have supported, volunteers I have managed, and students we have trained, …

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Photo A Day – November 15: In my bag #FMSphotoaday

THREE THINGS go everywhere with me in my satchel – a diary, my phone charger, and perhaps the least interesting yet most useful gift I have ever received. The black leather conference folder was a gift from a former housemate one Christmas – I remember being unimpressed and underwhelmed at the time. What could I …

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Photo A Day – November 13: Sleep #FMSphotoaday

THIS IS the dream catcher that hangs over the bed where I sleep. Last night it seemed to be faulty. I woke in the early hours, tired after a long day, worried about work and another busy week. Some native American tribes believed dream catchers filter dreams. Fashioned to look like a spider’s web, they were …

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Photo A Day – November 11: Sunday night #FMSphotoaday

SUNDAY NIGHTS have a new routine for me – we usually have a hearty soup and fresh bread, then I retreat to my desk and work on the next chapter of The Artist’s Way, ‘a course in discovering and recovering your creative self”. Author Julia Cameron suggests taking an hour or so to read the …

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Photo A Day – November 9: Small #FMSphotoaday

‘IF YOU THINK you’re too small to make a difference, try spending the night with a mosquito.’ — African proverb.   I’m cheating again as this is not my own photo, but it has been a busy week, and this is the most interesting response I could think of for the ‘Small’ theme. It also …

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The scared and the sacred – Wrestling with identity

THIS is a detail of Jacob Wrestling With The Angel, by Alexander-Louis Leloir (1865). I discovered this image as I began writing my coming-out-in-faith story. I believe the story which inspired it has something to teach us about our identity, which may explain its popularity as a source of inspiration for artists, and why it speaks …

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The ultimate question

TOMORROW I turn 42. In the first novel and radio series of Douglas Adams‘ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer, Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to …

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