Category Archives: music

Testing, testing 1, 2, 3

What I love about a home concert is that the musicians just turn up, set up, have a quick rehearsal, and then they play.  There’s no testing, no sound checks, no fussing with equipment.  Everyone trusts each other to make it … Continue reading

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An instinctive smile

‘The musicians sat in a relaxed circle just in front of the audience…I looked around and it seemed that the entire audience was smiling…The kind of instinctive smile that says everything is just too perfect for words.’ – Review of … Continue reading

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A connecting dot

‘Here’s to the crazy ones.  The misfits.  The rebels.  The troublemakers.  The round pegs in the square holes.  The ones who see things differently.  They’re not fond of rules.  And they have no respect for the status quo.  You can … Continue reading

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The reed flute

‘You have a new subscriber to your blog.’ It could be anybody. When she first sees these words on her screen, she is unnerved.  Who is this person?  Are they well-intentioned?  Are they known to her or unknown?  Will they … Continue reading

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Forget the perfect offering

 I have an image in my mind.  It is a salmon pink jug with a white interior, it’s that kind of ceramic glaze, the name of which I’ve forgotten, where you can see the little white lines very faintly when you stand close … Continue reading

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‘Let it always be known that I was who I am’

Isn’t it interesting and so unsurprising that despite Laura Marling winning Best Female Singer in the Brit awards and Mumford & Sons winning Best Album, there has been virtually no mention of them on any of the popular radio stations?  … Continue reading

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A day out in London, ‘somewhere I have never travelled…’

The other Saturday I had a day out in London with Sophie.  We started with a Guild of Pastoral Psychology workshop on David Holt, a Jungian analyst who died nine years ago.  I liked the title ‘Surprised by words’ and … Continue reading

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Icicles and Mysteries

  Trapped inside, feeling ambivalent about the frozen outside, I received a freeing gift.  A video clip came my way.  It gives a glimpse of a longer video made by Antonella Adorisio, called Mysterium, which she describes as: ‘A video that developed almost … Continue reading

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After the fairy tale ends, or No more cake!

I wrote this post and then thought it was self-indulgent, so decided to abandon it while driving to a new venue to run a workshop on leadership, change, motivation …  Then I arrived and there was no hot water, no … Continue reading

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HearthMusic Thanksgiving

  Sitting here staring into space, reflecting on the experiences of six home concerts over Thanksgiving week, that have been a long time coming.   Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday.  I like it because of the story behind it – … Continue reading

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