Breathing space

Few things fill me with anticipation more than the return of Pádraig Ó Tuama at the end of February, for a 3 month poet-in-residence project with the CFM. He’ll be doing a mixture of in-house and public events – including this 3 day event in Hobart. I hope you can come… Download information here: breathingspace

things

A random collection of things that are filling my space Things that matter first: I’ve been working on a new website for the Commission for Mission, which can be found here. It includes a blog which tells the story of the work of the CFM and its staff. I know you’d expect me to say…

the stain

We used this table cloth last week at the commission for mission staff gathering, where we were exploring reconciliation and forgiveness. The words were written with waterproofing liquid onto the cloth, and then wine was spilt over it. The glass was smashed and the wine spread spilt. Its stain took the perfect shape of fear…

Relent

relenting i am all pride waiting for the fall from the rotting limb on which i have established this moral high ground… I’m wanting to do a thing for Lent – 45 minutes, one night a week, each week of Lent. A space, somewhere. Very simple, very low key. I haven’t known whether i’ve had…

imagination

I wrote this last week, and then my blog broke for a couple of days, and i thought it was lost… But no! Hooray! I’ve just spent two days in Hobart doing some planning around an event that we’re going to run next year, based on rekindling imagination. I spent hours at Mona, which was…