Tuesday, 22 November 2016

When my brother got married

“Marriage, which has been the bourne of so many narratives, is still a great beginning, as it was to Adam and Eve, who kept their honey-moon in Eden, but had their first little one among the thorns and thistles of the wilderness. It is still the beginning of the home epic - the gradual conquest of that complete union which makes the advancing years a climax, and age the harvest of sweet memories in common.  For what greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories… For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love, and the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Friday, 1 January 2016

Amen (2016)

My January reading material; courtesy of my wonderful flat mate. 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Monday, 7 December 2015