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a letter about work

I’m still writing letters to myself first thing every morning, as part of my contribution the wonderful upcoming letters project with brilliantmess.com . Here is another letter – one which I wrote to myself on the weekend, based on a conversation which I had with the artist Jen Smith about our creative practices, and about […]

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a letter about fear

I’ve been writing letters to myself first thing in the morning for the last two weeks. This is something which came out of a conversation about an exciting upcoming project with brilliantmess.com – and the feeling that writing a letter every day to anyone, including oneself, could be transformative. The letters are quite personal, as […]

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on time, 2:

I am still reading ‘The Order of Time‘ by Carlo Rovelli. From where do we get the word ‘time’? From a word origin *da ‘to divide’. It seems that perhaps from the very beginning we have done it – to divide things up somehow, to find a pattern, a rhythm. There is circular time (as […]

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researches on time

More rambling researches on time. I have borrowed a hand held sundial, and yesterday managed to tell the time with it by setting the dial to February, holding it in the first bit of sunlight I had been side-on to for days, and looking to see where a spot of light hit the numbers inside […]

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ice stories

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writing a quilt

These photos are from a visit to the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter in 2018. These are quilts to inspire, made by itinerant quilt-making women. I am writing. And I am modelling my writing on a quilt that I once saw. I don’t know how she made hers. But I start with pieces and colours, […]

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three good things

TodayI am gratefulTo youFull Moon and North Wind for showing yourselves. And I am still grateful for the fingerless gloves which were a glorious giftKnitted for me in soft moss-green wool and repaired with silver green around the thumb-holes. Also I am grateful forThe Christmas cake recipe given to me a long time agoWhich I […]

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winter solstice

Mynydd Llangyndeyrn was misted low into cloud with Westerly sideways-driving rain yesterday evening. No sunset, no once-in-a-lifetime astronomy event, no birds or animals to be seen or heard, only the chance to feel the air, to become cold and wet, to listen to the rain, and to watch the evening greying down to dimness and […]

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on hope

Hope is also a verb, an action, (not a thing that you feel)and this means that it is on a different axis to optimism and pessimism (and also anxiety) –to my mind, this distinction is important to notice and pay attention to, here in the dark months.

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on listening

We had forgotten that the high tide covers the footpath along the rivers-edge. And so, after climbing down the steps just under Dylan Thomas’ writing-shed at Laugharne this afternoon, we sat down on the red rocks where the path was disappearing into the water. As we sat, we talked about family, about fear, justice and […]