Wednesday, April 14, 2010
a still and quiet place
I described the current state of my thoughts to a friend this morning as like a cup of tea, brewing. She replied that she likes her tea extra strong and quite stewed, so that is promising :)
I have many posts about my Arvon course, which was at Moniack Mhor in Inverness last week. I hope I'll be able to write about it in such a way that you will experience the revelations as I did - gradually, and in varying shades of clarity. And I wonder if you'll see the twist coming. I know I didn't.
Overall, it was a still and quiet place, where there was a lovely sense of camaraderie among the students, but still enough space for people to get on with their own thing. I enjoyed both the solitude and the company. I enjoyed the writing classes in the morning, and then breaking to eat, drink tea and go upstairs to my room where I'd write, read and sometimes nap. I could have happily lived like that for a long time!
Most of all, I enjoyed being still with my own thoughts. Without the distractions of every day life, things became clear.
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"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
- Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in November 1942