Last weekend I watched Channel 4’s new five-part drama It’s a Sin and was incredibly moved by it - the emotion has really stayed with me throughout the week. The fact that the national response to AIDS was happening in my childhood was not lost on me, and I found myself looking on YouTube for... Continue Reading →
As autumn falls around me, I've been thinking about this idea of being left behind. I have had the great privilege of planning and leading two funerals this week, and have been reflecting on the differences in approach of each and the reasons for these aside from obvious character distinctions. This led me to further... Continue Reading →
#493 A #senseofloss or #bereavement almost, for a way of life that has become so normal in its busyness and diversity. What now?!
#473 Today I #pray for the woman who I met at the fuel station struggling to put air into her tyres. #Forgive me for my initial frustration, and thank you for opening my eyes to her tears and need. I wonder whether her anguish may have been caused by a recent #bereavement, perhaps of someone... Continue Reading →
#160 Amidst the festivities it seems that a number of people have suffered #bereavement in one form or another. For many, Christmas and New Year are stark reminders of loved ones who are no longer with us, of traditions no longer kept and places no longer visited. Tonight I #pray for all who have lost... Continue Reading →
#64 There is something quite stark, empty and lonely about #bereavement. Many people at college are feeling bereaved at the loss of something of an iconic old beech tree. Walking alongside those who are bereaved is an incredible privilege as people can be truly beautiful when they bravely allow themselves to open up and let... Continue Reading →