And the leaves of the tree…

| November 10, 2018

…were for the healing of the nations Revelations XXII.2 Today we gather our thoughts before the day ahead. Tomorrow…what will we feel…what is to be…? Still – this day, is a chance for gathering our thoughts before the morrow…it is a chance to pause previous to the emotions of the current ending. I often speak […]

Dancing On My Own

| November 9, 2018

For the pilgrims… The bells are striking nine this morning in Ieper (Ypres) as we sit amongst the goodness of this a.m. feasting. The morning window is fresh and, through its clarity, I see the stretching greenery in search of rejuvenating sunlight. I struggle finding my thoughts this morning but happen upon a phrase to […]

Meanwhile…on the buses

| November 8, 2018

Lest We Forget The day begins with a walk to the National Army Museum [NAM]. Along the way a Poppy Appeal bus attracts my attention. Quickly the camera is out, but the bus changes course…we continue along our urban streetscape, pass by wreaths adorning shops, Chelsea Barracks and a remembrance display at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. […]

November Poppy…

| November 7, 2018

This Year…This Day There are many ways for us to remember those who served. Equally there are many forms of reminders (poppies)…the obvious, which sometimes gather much attention, the hidden gems tucked away until we happen upon them and the November passers-by moving about their businesses with familiar red petals upon their lapels. Poppies, at […]

Belgium Remembered…

| November 6, 2018

One suggestion…one step…and a million more followed Sometimes when sifting through the research and images, recollections and recall, I ask myself what were the origins of a specific project? Where did it all begin? The hours of enjoyment wandering about paths and trails, the gentle cadence through a library’s stacks, the scrambling through newspapers and […]