Ordinary life: the plenty and thick of it.
This disarmingly simple poem by Lisel Mueller is called Curriculum Vitae and describes a long life in 20 short stanzas with allusions to the great events of history.
The Latin phrase – the course of a life – carries echoes of the various meanings of curriculum – a course, a race, even a fast chariot.
Time feels like that sometimes, one event coming hard on the heels of another. I’m reminded today of the wonderful Storytelling for Health conference in Swansea last month. A gift of a conference – so many intriguing sessions all connected through story.
The organisers of the conference – Art for Health Wales, have collected a series of blog posts here. Mine is somewhere towards the end.
As the fast chariot of time races along, I want to capture some of the luminous moments of earlier this summer. As Lisel Mueller writes:
The brilliant days and nights are breathless in their hurry. We follow, you and I.