THE VIEW FROM HOME
This, now, is our view from home. It helped to sell a compact apartment to us. It is a place of light and sunshine for much of the time, and allows us to see beyond the perimeters of our small historic city. Looking out, I see an expanse of energised space, providing room for the fecundity of nature. A wonderful gift for an old Druid.
Tilting my gaze a little downwards, I have more sense of our neighbourhood and the inevitable presence of cars. There was once an elegant square here, now somewhat sacrificed for a modest amount of parking space. But I do like the sense of an outlook on everyday life. I don’t want to be cut off from it. I’m glad that it’s there.
Elaine and I have not fully moved in as yet. This is a transitional moment. There’s still much work to be done. But there seems to be a shift in gravity now, and the promise of a benign base. As I se it, human flourishing enables the spiritual path too. It supports our capacity to be present in and to the web of life. At times in the journey, deprivation may need to be faced. But it is not a virtue, and in this moment I am glad of a space where the heart can easily open. Feeling gratitude, I wonder how this adventure will unfold.
Wishing you both much joy in your new home. Lovely views! And the blessings of Spring to come.
Thanks Linda 😊
You have chosen an outlook that can nurture just what you need – lovely. When my husband had to downsize and live alone many years ago, he chose an unremarkable flat in an estate area – but… the selling point for him (and probably what put many off) was that an ancient Oak grew outside his window reaching up to his 3rd floor and branches nearly touching the building – there’s a whole world in an Oak as we Druids know.
Thanks for this. The wooded hill you can see is called Robinswood Hill, which adds another layer of appreciation. I also want to thank you for inviting me to Ronald Hutton’s lecture to your Pagan academics group. I thought it was great. I wasn’t stigmatised for paganism when I did my PhD back in the noughties. But I was accused of being new age!
His latest book Queens of the Wild is excellent and actually goes into some of the academic attitudes he spoke of. Glad you enjoyed it.
Many blessings to you in your new home. May you find each other comfortable and agreeable.
Thanks Bish 😊
Blessings for your move and hope you are at home soon 🙂
Thanks Lorna. As we get closer, we feel more encouraged.
Best wishes to you both in your new home ~ the beginning of the next adventure!