This Ecstatic Swallow

This Ecstatic Swallow

In the rain. It darts back and forth in glorious flight. Quicksilver motion. Seeing things I do not see. A vast joy bursting forth from its tiny body. Piercing my heart. Expanding my world. By its very presence. No concern for the weather as it jives and dives....
The Sacred Isle of Iona

The Sacred Isle of Iona

It really did feel like a pilgrimage…travelling up to the sacred isle of Iona in August this year. And I was not the first pilgrim. Not by a long shot. 1000s of people preceded me, covering a period of 1400 years or so. Whatever your spiritual beliefs or lack of, it...
Dancing Leaves

Dancing Leaves

I looked out of the window pane onto the empty courtyard. Empty that is of people but not empty of life. Definitely not empty of life. The leaves were there. In all their glory. And they were dancing. Joyfully and with abandon, they were dancing with the wind. Such a...
Lessons From Lily

Lessons From Lily

I learn a lot about being fully connected, acting on impulse and being in the flow from my cat Lily. She is a master of all these things. Last night I arrived home about 7pm. I wasn’t sure how things would be in my house as it was Day One of Project Bathroom and the...