Something Small and Practical

Episode 317,   Nov 05, 2023, 03:36 PM

When our inner worlds are in turmoil, perhaps in response to the outer world, how should we respond? Might there be a way to honour other parts of ourselves that easily get sidelined in heightened times? And how might that be a way to hold onto our dignity, care and humanity?

Hosted, as always, by Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

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When the dusk comes in as quiet as this
as low as this, as dense as this,
like your whole world has gone back to where it began
and you wonder how you got into this mess,
the kind of mess you cannot see an end to
as if it may already have ended very badly
and all you can hear is the sound of your own name
spoken deep inside your own head,
it is probably best to step back
from whatever kind of brink you imagine
you have reached
and think about something else,
something small and practical
like boiling an egg.

Elaine Beckett

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