Monthly Archives: October 2010

Land of Hope and Glory

So, I have finished the initial route-planning for the pilgrimage. The walk commences at Carlisle Cathedral and follows a path along Hadrian’s Wall then to Newcastle Cathedral. The longest stretches are the ones setting off from Oxford (back upwards), from … Continue reading

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Come away, O human child!

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. from Yeats, ‘The Stolen Child‘ I first heard these lines quoted by … Continue reading

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Rocky Road

-we all stopped in delight as the most enormous and complete double rainbow framed the whole sky outside the monastery door.
My father is a scientist, mathematician and physicist… a self-pronounced Agnostic…he began to unfold his philosophy …an order of complexity that relied upon things too great for the human mind to compass… I agreed, ‘infinite complexity, held and sustained in its existence -You are a Mystic, dad.’ Continue reading

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How long is a piece of string?

When I was at primary school, we were taught to measure wiggly paths on maps by overlaying them with a piece of string and then measuring the string along a ruler… this is going to take an awfully long time … Continue reading

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Planning…

‘I’ve had this thought, that I shall make a pilgrimage, to all 42 Anglican cathedrals in England, on foot… doesn’t that sound lovely?’
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