Another pilgrimage

In 3 weeks I will join Sarah Bachelard on a Pilgrimage along Tasmania’s Overland Track. In six days our small band will walk from Waldheim and Cradle Mountain south to icy Lake St Clair. Contemplative community leader Sarah will keep us in a “spirit of pilgrimage, attentive to the voice of the country and toContinue reading “Another pilgrimage”

Lessons from a forest

When I enter the embrace of a forest my jaw slackens and my heart rate drops. Birds swoop and flit among the leaves overhead lifting my spirits skywards. Whenever I need a rest, I search out trees. Solid and grounded they teach me how to be still.Light filtered through the newly budded chestnut leaves deepContinue reading “Lessons from a forest”

Home in pandemic times

We live in pandemic times. There has been no Camino for me this year. The world has been in ‘lock-down’, we have been ‘sheltering in place’, the latter being a more inviting term for staying home from work and play. Many of my neighbours have discovered or rediscovered the small pleasures of home: planting aContinue reading “Home in pandemic times”

The long waterhole

My hometown Gilgandra hugs the banks of the Castlereagh River. The river runs underground for most of its course, for most of the time, but at Gilgandra surfaces to form a permanent waterhole. Of course the Aboriginal people of this area flocked to the waterhole, especially in dry times. The waterhole was a meeting placeContinue reading “The long waterhole”

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