On exchanging little gifts of kindness


This is what a frog looks like when they’ve been hoicked out of a steep-sided plastic water bucket (great for alpacas but not for frogs). The encounter reminded me of other gifts exchanged on Friday. During an online conversation, a friend asked a simple question that stayed with me over the weekend. It unlatched windows … Read more

Walking and waiting with words


I’ve been carrying this quote around in my metaphorical pocket for days: Do what you can with what you have. Nothing more is needed. + Rick Rubin, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, Cannongate, 2023 I sensed it was significant for me and potentially for others. And while I understood the words, what did … Read more

Patiently the light


Unhurried, the rays settle across fields and farms, lives lived in the caring of tomorrow. Waiting for light to illuminate the words and the ways hidden from view until now. Patiently revealed in subtle clarity that speaks directly to hearts wide open for life. + Sue Heatherington

The delight of not being singular


Our English language values precision. Words sit in boxes. And we talk about “dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s.” Yet life is not singular, and neither is action discrete. We live on a connected continuum. I do, and I keep on doing – present continuous. And who I am is an expression of being, … Read more

Opening the door to the peace bringer


What we say in times like these is important. Our words shape what we think about and frame how we feel. And not just us. They colour the world around us. Therefore I wanted to offer words of peace to carry with us over the coming days. IMPRINT OF PEACE There are no limits… Marks … Read more

Radical hope in the dark matter


I smiled. Unlike the human inhabitants of our valley, this buttercup clearly hadn’t read the weather forecast. Yet what a gift for this time of preparation and waiting. Back home, I captured my emerging thoughts on what next as a short manifesto: THE ART OF QUIET DISRUPTION Seeding beautiful wordsis an act of radical hopethat … Read more

Language for a new emergence


Our challenge isn’t to accurately describe what we can see. Instead, it’s the opportunity to capture what we can’t see – yet. And the usual way we use words is woefully inadequate. We need a new language for this emerging now. One which doesn’t try to put us in control, but alongside.