How wonderful – we’re not all like me!


And I’m relieved. If I were only looking for people like me, I’d have to travel far. And I’d be disappointed when I met them. They wouldn’t add anything or fill my gaps. Amplify, yes, but only in volume, not colour, diversity, or nuance. Instead, I want to have my eyes wide open and my … Read more

Naming the beautiful multitude


Days when beloved faces shone brighterWith light from beyond themselves;And from the granite of some secret sorrowA stream of buried tears loosened. The penultimate verse of John O’Donohue’s blessing At the end of the year conjures up a sea of beautiful faces for me. The many, many people who have been part of my year, … Read more