Monthly Archives: October 2015

Advance and retreat

I remember my brother asking me some years ago, “How was your retreat?” When I told him it was a therapy group, he said, “Ah, so it was an advance and not a retreat.” I’m thinking of that now as … Continue reading

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May their dear souls rest in peace

Yom Kippur is traditionally a time when the dead are remembered, and that inevitably leads us to think of our own mortality. When I was a child that part of the service terrified me, living as I did in constant … Continue reading

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Season of mists…

Today it isn’t misty. The hills beyond my back garden are clearly visible through the trees and the apples still left on the branches are a rich red against the green, with crescents of shadow where the sun catches the … Continue reading

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