On the Threshold

About to step out

A new day, another world

Close the door gently

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n.b. This advice from a colleague of many years ago, whose name I do not recall, but whose face and kind words I have never forgotten. I pass them on here, admitting that it not always advice I followed when younger. I pray that when my final stepping out comes I am able to close that door gently.

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Dedicated to Simon at APG.

CLP 14/01/2020

On Time and Space

The Sun sheds light on another day

Earth circles and spins

Calendar turns to new year

Nothing as before

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n.b. In some respects we are back at the beginning, but this is not so. This solar system has been moving through the Universe whilst our blue planet has rotated on its axis and circumnavigated the Sun. We are at a place we have not been before and we will never return. The saying, “Never go back” is spurious advice; we cannot as “back” no longer exists. Forward is all there is.

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See how fast the new year goes? It is already the 3rd day.

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CLP 03/01/2020

On the March

Where has this month gone?

I’ve not got used to writing

Twenty Nineteen yet!

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p.s. What is this cruel trick? I have so many things still to do and this is my 60th year. Time to catch my breath, learn to breathe and slow things down. If I do, will my remaining days pass more slowly? I promise to take more care of each one.

CLP 22/03/2019