Contemplation & Spirituality
Nature has always been an essential resource for me. From the gentle Cotswolds, to the rough beauty of the Peak District, to the elemental landscapes of the Shetland Isles. Dorset, Cornwall, the Lake District, Mull, Iona, the UK has an endlessly rich palette.
Further afield I love the deserts of the Negev and Sinai, and my heart is filled by so much of Italy
– the rolling olive-tree hills of Puglia, as well as the breathtaking beauty of the old parts of Bologna, Verona, Lecce, Martina Franca, Matera, Conversano, Ostuni, to name but a few.
In all of these places I walk, often very slowly, often in awe, always with deep gratitude for the nurture to body, heart, soul and spirit.
ETERNAL LOVE - CHELSEA FC
Such deep texts about Spirituality cannot end without mention of one the deepest sources of pleasure and despair in my life. Really, while people do attempt to explain G-d, no-one could ever explain the depth, length and sheer mystery of the loyalty one feels to the entity that is one’s football team.
The fact that I have passed this bond on to my children, if not my wife (though I still try), is a legacy to be quietly (or often not so quietly) pleased with…FOR EVER