a glimpse into the memory of light








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  1. The antithesis of obnoxious. When I went to St Ishmaels church (the locals call her "Tish") in Monks Haven (Wales)on a late summer afternoon (1981 I think) it was overgrown around the apse with wild roses, and bees had taken up residence in the transept roof, giving a hymn like buzz and heavenly smell of beeswax and honey as filtered shafts of light lit the empty pews. This is the best photo I could find of her. She has been polished, painted up and cleared around now, but your poem brought back instantly the feeling I had standing in the golden afternoon glow of a place imbued with wordless grace. Thank you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulajjames/8472656420/in/photostream/

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    1. I am in love. Such a beautiful old church!

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  2. My first verification word was Always, my second was means, the third was blest, and now I must calm my soul with fresh air and tea and not try to edit and verify further lest I combust in Light

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    1. No way.

      Wow.

      Oh, also: I had sadly given up on your weblog, but I just went there now and - two posts!! How fabulous!! AND you're on pinterest!! I'm so happy :-)

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    2. I distrust the ability of electronics to be affected by *I don't know the right word to insert here so I shall say the spirit of life * and then something too serendipitous like this occurs and I back away quivering (I seriously had to turn off the monitor and escape), but I guess I shouldn't be surprised, there is alot of energy here - and not just acdc

      Here I am back again and word verification smugly told me "small itsde" If there is such a thing as itsde, then a small one is exactly how I am feeling.

      On a lighter note, if you found me on pinterest welcome! You introduced me to the concept, just before leaving it (trail blazer you), I guess you now have a pretty good idea of my crafty style and nerdy sense of humour :-)

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    3. You make the best conversations in comboxes, you really do :-) I love itsde, it is like a tangle of inside and tide. It has such a lovely feeling.

      I am back on pinterest (sigh, it got me). I spent a lovely while going through your jokes page and laughing out loud. Actually, I laughed so much over the Take Your Son To Work Day joke, people had to come check I was all right. :-)

      I love your crafts, I wish I could make such things.

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  3. Thank you for your poem and photo offering, it is a lovely gift to begin the day. Enjoy the rain and coziness!

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    1. Thank you. So funny to see this comment come up right now, talking of the morning, when it is night here, dark and quiet, deeply raining, and I am soon going to bed. :-)

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  4. I agree with Carmine! My daughter will have her first Holy Communion today and the image left by your poem will bless me the whole time I'm in church today.

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  5. So beautiful and hopeful are your words and images, Sarah.

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  6. it's wonderful! just saw on your tumblr site of the title the book - I really like it. it's perfect for poetry and your writing.

    have a sweet day.

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  7. That's beautiful! Looking forward to seeing/reading more.

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  8. The video trailer, and your poem and photo, take my breath away. I am so eager for The Memory of Light, and so glad to know that you're already catching the vision for another project. <3

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  9. She did a great job on the video.

    I like your two photos at the top of the page.

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  10. Oh. Seriously. I can't wait to get cozy with your books.
    It's supposed to be a rainy weekend... guess what I will be doing?

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    1. It has been so lovely reading your comments tonight :-) Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the little books.

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