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Peace Around the Golden Valley

12/7/19 The ‘Golden Valley’: dappled greens and fair ripening crops [‘golden’ – a mis-translation of the river Dore – not from the Norman ‘d’or’, but...

Only Jesus

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Only Jesus could pay debt … Only Jesus can improve my ingrained poor ways … Only Jesus, he alone can help and save us all …

Saul explains

I was supposed to be here in Damascus to persecute those of the Way, imprisoning … But when on the road, full of anger … so I’m being hunted myself, and I leave this town in a basket now lowered …

Why so long?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Why did God take six days to all create – the universe, its flowers and planets great? Why didn’t he do it instantaneously? I think he wanted us his plan to see … life’s chemistry’s designed by One now scorned
Gold cherry

Day on the Heart of Wales Railway

Chugging along through the heart of Wales, one or two coaches hugging the rails … lush fertile fields, and soft hillsides surround, bridging bright rivers … After four hours journey, we’ll savour the sight of Singleton Park, and the sea and the sand, and return up the line by the evening light.


430 of my comments have received 434 Great Feedback votes

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I had read this and wanted to

Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2019

I had read this and wanted to wait and understand more clearly when there were comments. But what I found powerful were the phrases 'A stinging lock In time tattered, her voice speaks frayed words', but especially that last phrase....

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Posted in Dark Rooms

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I like the title! There are

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

I like the title! There are always those unasked questions! And simple tasks and smells bring back memories and persons so keenly. In Welsh we would say that my grandmoher used 'the notion of the eye not the hand' I think, in measuring her flour...

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Posted in Toss in a pinch of love

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I like this very much, too. I

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018

I like this very much, too. I remember the word 'phototropism' from biology experiments on plants growing towards the light, but hadn't though of 'heliotropism' indicating turning towards the sun. And so I hadn't realised that is where the name...

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Posted in Heliotropism

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Very credible situation with

Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018

Very credible situation with his Dad. Interesting how it comes out here the real concern his mother does have for him, and his awareness of that, though their communication together is difficult.  In some ways his special phobias/worries seem to...

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Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down? (part fourteen)

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Thought-provoking, Jean, and

Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Thought-provoking, Jean, and I can empathize with much that is on your mind. As a family, when I was growing up we didn't kiss, hug, or say 'I love you' much, but I think we were at ease with each other and had a warmth of expression in greeting...

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Posted in I Hate the Word Love

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You do seem to be able to

Posted on Mon, 05 Oct 2015

You do seem to be able to describe his thinking very naturally, and his observations, looking into the water, noticing the small life, and drifting into imaginations.
Then suddenly the tensions, mirrored a bit by his grandad's tensions. It...

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Posted in Jake Mutant - Chapter Four

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Welcome, you are new here,

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Welcome, you are new here, aren't you? You've drawn out an interesting and tender theme here.
I liked the thoughtfulness of  'As the passion that they share Crescendos with great care.'

Personally I would have liked a...

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Posted in The Embrace

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This reminded me of when my

Posted on Wed, 07 Jan 2015

This reminded me of when my son was being taught about the 'rules of composition' for music, and I worried he would lose what seemed to be spontaneous and individual intuition for what would make interesting sound. He assured me it wouldn't, but...

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Posted in The Discovered Unartist

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Trying to see where you're

Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014

Trying to see where you're coming from in this, PT. It's because of the suffering, death, sin, that God is doing something. I know we would like him to sort it all out at ths moment,  but just like the prophecies concerning his first...

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Posted in Broken Faith

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Stephen, I don't manage to

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

Stephen, I don't manage to dip much into the prose section, and horror and surreal isn't really my scene – I didn't even like 'Alice in Wonderland' as a child! However I did find reading this intriguing for the well-structured brevity, and the...

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Posted in Shadow Cooking