I had a wise man say something to me last week that I’ve been thinking about. When I exclaimed about the time of year and number of things I need to do in a short space of time, he said something revolutionary.
We can learn how to make a space safe. We can practise making a space safe. This takes time and trust and buy-in from everyone. It also takes someone to take the first step.
A library doesn’t claim to change the world, but it may just change us.
We'll always be looking ahead longingly, until we're looking back wistfully.
In 2009, I thought I was told to go to Uganda by God. Luckily, I really wanted to go.
“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers, but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.” - Rachel Naomi Remen
I thought I'd left Frost's poem behind, but he had maintained his grip on me all these years. Recently I was chatting about what the future looks like with my counsellor Toni, when she asked, “What are you scared of?”
With Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, I needed some space between takes. I picked it up by chance in the library in 2017, and I only read half of the blurb before I knew I wanted to give it a go.