I was standing by the back door and looking at a tree. Specifically: at a little branch, with spring buds, in the gentle sunlight. My heart ached with the beauty of what I was seeing, and I felt: I’d love to share this beauty with people online, but I know I can’t. I can take a picture and share that (and for what it’s worth, here it is) but the picture won’t do it justice. Even if I edit it on Snapseed or whatever – it still won’t really show the beauty that I saw.
And words can’t do it either, even though I’m good with words.
taking a break from essay preparation because I just realised why I’m hating it so much and what I really deeply need to do right now. It’s a bit like taking a break from, say, sorting through a pile of … Continue reading →
I got up this morning and decided to do something I hadn’t done in ages – a less hurried way of doing breakfast, starting my day in a more leisurely way after a busy week, allowing myself the luxury of … Continue reading →
A few days ago I got into a conversation with someone online about my faith – so far, so normal for me :) – and this person accused me of being a willing slave to God. Yes, I am, I … Continue reading →
a good friend asked. she could see that I wasn’t ok, as a good friend can when they look at your face and see you’re close to tears. is there anything I can do, she asked. I said no, not … Continue reading →
My mother once told me about her frustrating attempts to teach my brother not to touch the electric socket when he was a small inquisitive boy. She even tried play acting – pretending to touch it herself and make dramatic … Continue reading →
Fifteen years ago today, a man stood in front of around fifty people and promised to love me for as long as we both shall live. We’re both people who take words very seriously, so we put a lot of … Continue reading →
It’s a grey and rainy day here, and I’m sitting at my desk underneath the light of my desk lamp, which I have fitted with a daylight bulb because I tend to get SAD in winter. Today may not be … Continue reading →
but don’t worry, I’m only going to pick on one of them today – the one that’s on my mind because of what someone said to me yesterday: a fellow Christian who made the opposite mistake from one I’m a … Continue reading →
This thought brought to you by a very easily distracted person, who sat in church yesterday and when it came to receiving the bread and wine the thoughts in her head went something like this: Continue reading →