22nd November 2014
It’s a soft, grey morning, mild and damp – the photo below is a few weeks old!.
My garden is still a wonder, plenty of leaves hanging on- the bright red of the acer, gold and ruby on the sweet gum, gold lozenges on the sweet chestnuts. It’s New Moon today so am thinking about fresh starts and will head up to the Canterbury labyrinth in a moment, to walk the dog and kick a ball around.
Mary Reynolds Thompson’s workshop last Saturday was superb – and such an interesting room of people – writers, ecologists, shamen (or shawomen?), therapists, artists – all united in our desire to write about the Wild Soul. Thank you all for coming. Here are the two of us outside the Beaney, Canterbury’s wonderful House of Art and Knowledge.
And what’s happening next? I’m planning some day schools on the theme of Experience Poetry Therapy at Canterbury Christchurch University for early 2015 – will post the link as soon as bookings open.
And the main event is the Lapidus AGM in London next Saturday. Lapidus is the UK’s organisation for reading and writing for health and wellbeing and it’s a wonderful – and sometimes curious – creature – but I can’t live without it! I’m currently the Treasurer and we are in good shape and raring to go. If you aren’t a member already, have a look at www.lapidus.org.uk – there are over three hundred interesting people waiting to meet you!