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after the snow
December 27, 2014, 7:12 pm
Filed under: holy innocents., pilgrimage, suffering, walking, winter

In the morning the snow had gone.  I went for a walk.  I’ve been cooped up with Christmas work.  I walked from my door, onto the canal, over Primrose Hill, and then on the paths to Hopwood.

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It was cold.  All around me seemed outline.

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Underfoot was wet.  It was frozen on the tops.

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I tramped quickly, keeping warm, walking off all the food, pacing out tomorrow’s sermon – thoughts of Peshawar and Holy Innocents, trying to avoid the easy answers or benefiting from other’s suffering.

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In this end of year light, the sky, my walking, the water, earth, my pondering, all seemed to merge.

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Perhaps the winter hill gave some direction.

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