Tag Archives: past lives

Winter sun

It is the end of the year. The sun is low in the sky, glimpsed through the bare branches of the trees as I move through the wood. On this short day, the sun has not risen far above the … Continue reading

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The rocky shore

A rocky shore, under Blue skies of a summer’s day. Bird song and seal sneezes, A sweet scent in the air. It is a warm summer’s day and I am standing on a familiar rocky shore. The air is quiet, … Continue reading

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Entangled

There are House Martins nesting under the eaves of the tenements near my flat. I see them each morning and evening as I walk to and from work, swooping and flying above my head. I hear them too as they … Continue reading

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Listening to the stones

It is an old friend, the stone. A friend to whom I infrequently pay my respects. This year, sand martins are flitting, wheeling and turning overhead as I make my short respectful pilgrimage. Admiring the acrobatics of the birds above, … Continue reading

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A village in hiding: The Binn part 1

It is a grey, overcast summer morning. And I am going on an Adventure. Everyone must have an adventure from time to time, I believe, and so I have made today my Adventure Day. I will venture out into the … Continue reading

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Footprints, traces and lines

The memory of landscape; remnants of the past, traces of former actions. Traces of past lives: a footprint here, a line there, impressed, inscribed, drawn into the landscape. Some last but a fleeting moment. Others endure through the centuries, millennia … Continue reading

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Home

This is something I wrote just before Christmas last year. I didn’t post it on this blog then but, as I have been thinking again recently about the meaning of home, I thought I would post it here now. It … Continue reading

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