Month: November 2018

Silence and the City

November 24, 2018 0

Sometimes, the reason for a poem is obvious.  Inspiration strikes and off we go.  Sometimes, however, the reason is hidden, it can take days or even months to fathom it.  Given the nature and topic of them, that’s alright.  For God rarely tells you something straight away.  You have to be in the right place,…

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Writing and Hurting – A Paradox

November 21, 2018 0

It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever understand.  Certainly, if there’s a lesson there I don’t see it Why can’t I write when I’m happy?  I can, but it doesn’t work, not as well as when I’m hurting.  The best work comes when I want to howl with pain, often, there’s no reason I can…

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Cursillo and Friendship

November 18, 2018 0

This afternoon I had the privilege of attending the Liverpool Cursillo closing Mass.   Once more, it struck me just how much of a community we are.  As was pointed out so clearly, the amazing fact that this community reaches across the world, and country borders might as well not exist! This is so much in…

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