Words

May I live this day

Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.

+ John O’Donohue, from For Matins, in Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, Bantam Press 2007

These words guide my work.

And were captured on a beautiful silk scarf, made for me when I stepped down as deputy chair of trustees for Bible Society in 2021.

Most of my written words are accompanied by my photographs from the valley and can be found in my daily posts. Here is a selection of others in published form (just as links at present, but it will look prettier and be more usable in time).

Quiet Disruptors

I coined the phrase Quiet Disruptors in 2018 and was a little surprised by the response:

  • Manifesto – on the Quiet Disruptors website in six languages and recorded in English

Poems

Most of my poems are in my daily blog posts – search using the tag #poem – and at some point, I will create a book or two…

In addition, I have written for the Presence Project with DJ, composer and filmmaker Andy Hunter

These links are for the individual YouTube videos. You can see the full chapters here.

Podcasts

I have been a guest on a number of podcasts talking about the book. However, more recently this conversation with Dr Ed Brennegar captures my current work and orientation. It was a delight!

In March 2024, I launched two of my own podcasts:

  • Quiet Disruptors – where I narrated my book in 12 short-ish instalments
  • Be More Poet – exploring a way of seeing in a few good words from a little valley in South West Wales…

Both are also available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Seeding beautiful words
is an act of radical hope
that words make worlds

+ Sue Heatherington