Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rainer Maria Rilke on Living the Questions

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which … Continue reading

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Call of the Mountains and Leopold’s Grades of Recreation

At its finest moments climbing allows me to step out of ordinary existence into something extraordinary, stripping me of my sense of self-importance. Doug Scott, climber. I used to climb often when younger, and paraglided too (was even a junior … Continue reading

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Who Knows ~ A poem for Ginny, by Elizabeth Rimmer

  There are people who know the world in specifics – not gull, but black-backed, (lesser and greater), black-headed, common, glaucous and herring. There are people who know the woods – not trees, but oak, willow, hazel, aspen, and lime, … Continue reading

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Ponds

I’ve recognised a small sanctuary nearby, after several months of living in a semi-urban area. Thank goodness and I feel relieved. I’ve just returned from this place, and feel rested. It’s not a place that takes my breath away. It’s … Continue reading

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