I love to explore – whether it is the beauty of the world around me or new thoughts and ideas. So I have created Ripples in the Wind as a place to share some of the many thoughts, inspirations and musings that ripple through my mind and heart.
I live in Somerset (UK) with my husband, where I enjoy being surrounded by beautiful countryside. We have three girls, now in their twenties, and attend the local Methodist Church. Several years ago, following an acute viral illness, I became seriously ill and was diagnosed with severe ME/CFS. I have made a substantial recovery since then, but continue to suffer symptoms of weakness, fatigue and brain fog.
Since my youth I have been an aspiring God-gazer – a term which I have borrowed from Malcolm Duncan. I heard his poem at Spring Harvest a few years ago and it captured my heart, saying so much of what I would have liked to say far better than I could ever say it. I don’t claim to have made it to the place of which he speaks, but his words remain an inspiration that ripples deep within.
I want to be a God-gazer
until my imagination is saturated;
until my thirst is sated;
until my passion is stirred;
until my intellect is stretched
as far as it can be;
until my yearning yearns
for others to be free…
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy what you find.