Author Archives: thewellhousecircle

Vertigo and the quest for self

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) is one of my all-time favourite films.  It has everything in it: a mysterious enigmatic heroine, a messed-up hero, romance, the American West, a beautiful deserted rose garden in the cemetery of a California Mission, unanswered questions, … Continue reading

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The colour of the world

Have you ever had the experience of seeing things all around you in a colour for a time?  And then that colour changes. It’s like the leaves changing.  When the leaves are that bright spring green as they are in … Continue reading

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The way we know each other

I wrote you some letters a few years ago. I felt I knew you, although it seems I didn’t. You wrote back, directly and through less direct means. Then, when I met you, I realised I didn’t know you. You … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope – mirror, glass and stones

‘A kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, coloured objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other creates a colourful pattern, due to the reflection off … Continue reading

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Uprooting illusions

In the flow of life that is Facebook, a quotation recently caught my eye.  It might have been this one:  ‘Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.’ – … Continue reading

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The tip of the iceberg, the roots of the tree….

Listening to some incredible tales the other day – so incredible they could have been material for a seventh novel in Susan Howatch’s Starbridge series about the Church of England in the 20th century – I was reminded of that … Continue reading

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Who am I?

Last year on my birthday one of my oldest, long-lost friends sent me an e-mail out of the blue.  It was affirming to be back in contact and illuminating – if a little uncomfortable – to re-establish how and why we’d … Continue reading

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