How a tree waits

Leaves don't fall. Not in any straightforward sense. You really get a sense of this if you watch widely, unfocus that point in the centre of your looking and gaze from the sides of your eyes. Delight your peripheral vision. Wait for the great exhalation to pass over an avenue of plane trees. While you wait we… Continue reading How a tree waits

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Hoping for Others

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster in England, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, last night gave a valedictory lecture at Westminster Cathedral. It includes an interesting perspective on the history of Catholicism in Britain over the last 160 years, but also some rather beautiful insights into the role of the Church in our secular society. The Church… Continue reading Hoping for Others