“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.” I love this quote from Thich Nhat Hanh. It helps me to realise that, whilst the physical form may be superficial and fleeting, it is still precious. A flower dies within days of blooming, but don’t we enjoy it, celebrate it, nurture it and revere it while it is alive? With the discovery of a newfound spiritual practice there can be a tendency, as I suggested earlier, to think that it is futile or even arrogant or shallow to take
I took this picture in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England about a year ago. I loved the reflections of the stained glass windows in the water of the black font. The inscription on the side of the font read: “As you pass through the waters, I shall be with you.” A reminder of the beauty of love, silence, stillness and grace, no matter what your religious or spiritual faith.
I will no doubt write a longer post sometime about the charm, beauty and peculiar history of this place but, for now, I will leave you with this snap that I took one weekend in late September whilst on a camping trip with my good friend, Lisa. I took it through a window in Gardener’s cottage, Tyneham–a ghost village on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. The villagers were required to leave suddenly in the 1940s, due to the government using the land for military training. They believed that they would return one day, but they never did. One villager even