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Above

Humans are a rum old species. In the last few hundred years we seem to have entirely removed ourselves from the natural world in the name of progress – this progress, being, of course, entirely defined in human terms. Anything seen only through our eyes is debatable at best. How can we know true nature… Read More Above

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Fed up – letting go of social exhaustion

I’m fed up of feeling ‘fat’. Fed up of ‘wrinkles’. Fed up of comparing myself to others. Exhausted, worn to the bone, world-weary, soul weary. Every day, avoiding those mirrors,tired of raising my eyes to the reflection, just to watch hope shimmer and die back at me in those large, black pupils. I’m fed up… Read More Fed up – letting go of social exhaustion

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Taking Root

I sit in my deckchair on pallets and railway sleepers, and drink in the heady slowness of high summer. The long grass is browning, baking in shimmering heat, the air still and thick. Branches of Silver Birch extend lazily overhead, shading the ground beneath, a welcome refuge from the sun, high at noon. The trees… Read More Taking Root

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Raindrops

A grey sky stretches on endlessly, fat drops of moisture falling, as if for ever. The vibrant shades of the valley are muted, leaves covered with a wet sheen that serves to reflect back the many colours of grey. The sound is soft, comforting. The constant splodge of hundreds of fat droplets into ever-growing puddles,… Read More Raindrops

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Thank you

Thank you everyone for the amazing response to my previous post… Thanks for the awesome comments, I’m in the process of working through all the links and recommendations you’ve given! I’m still learning, reading and experiencing. This topic is huge and there are so many factors involved. I’ll continue to learn and research, and am… Read More Thank you