As long as you have a garden and a library you have everything you need
Sunday, 28 April 2013
The Nut Gatherers. William-Adolphe Bouguereau
I'm still pondering the act of sharing. For sharing to succeed it must be received. In The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the main character is surprised by his ability to listen. His capacity for stillness encourages people to share their stories. These are often painful, confessional and unseemly. Harold is often confounded but his compassion and comprehension strengthen. I'm all for personal growth. In semi retirement there is more time for such aspirations. I will work on listening. I will seek out stories beyond my frame of reference. I will strive to be in the moment and set judgement aside. Has someone shared a story which had a profound effect on you?