Standing on the Threshold of a Dream

Pilgrimage is one of the fundamental structures a journey can take – the quest in search of something, if only one’s own transformation, the journey towards a goal.  Rebecca Solnit Dreams.  I’ve had a few.  The above image of a spider’s web in my garden caught in the early morning light, is my equivalent of […]

The Yin and Yang of Us.

Although my pilgrimage is a secular journey, bearing no particular allegiance to any sect, creed or religion, it also happens to be richly laced in early Christian symbolism.  For instance, as I get more deeply involved in the planning of this journey, it keeps throwing up constant references to the connection between the two saints, […]

The First Dog-Leg

There is an enormous amount of logistical planning that goes into a journey of this kind. Firstly, like academics who send ‘call-outs’ for papers, I have sent my ‘call-out’ to the universe for a suitable mount to accompany me.  Now I must consult the map.   Maps are by definition, utilitarian.  They are a means […]