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May is the Month of Mary

I went on a women-only retreat in my home town of Glastonbury, together with a Dutch friend of mine. We walked from my home to Well House Lane at the base of the Tor. This retreat was organized by a native South-American shaman. I did not get to see him initially, we only met when we were well into the retreat. My friend and I neared the entrance to the place where the retreat was being held. Just after the White Spring, to the right, was a feeble rope-bridge, covering a deep ravine. My friend and I started to walk the bridge, it was scary because with every step we…
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Moving House: Mary’s sweet face

My Glastonbury house has beautiful light-surprises. I own a glass ‘Leerdam’ Mary figurine. I’ve placed her in the dining room pine cabinet, to safeguard her during the clearing of SunnyBank. Yesterday afternoon, the low sun close to setting, shone into Mary’s sweet face. I’ve known this face since my eighth year. She has travelled with me from house to house, from country to country. She was there when my three children were born. And now she returns to The Netherlands.