20 minute grumpy middle aged woman sketch

In internal family systems based therapy, I am learning how to identify defenses against pain. I'd guess I've had ADHD at least since secondary school, but I was diagnosed at 39. I am conceptualizing the symptoms (time-blindness, executive dysfunction, procrastination, relentless distraction) as some of my defenses against pain, personifying them (what do they look … Continue reading 20 minute grumpy middle aged woman sketch

COMP(on)LINE 25 October 2020

Compline with Friends (formerly Coffee Hour with Friends) has been a very lightly facilitated, gently theological online space, initiated 26 March 2020, with the encouragement of dear, beloved, late Glenn Jordan. It meets online 8:30-9:30pm, Irish Time. The link is https://meet.jit.si/ComplineWithFriends2020 (apologies to anyone who tried to join last week — the link automatically went … Continue reading COMP(on)LINE 25 October 2020

COMP(on)LINE 18 October 2020

Compline with Friends (formerly Coffee Hour with Friends) has been a very lightly facilitated, gently theological online space, initiated 26 March 2020, with the encouragement of Glenn Jordan. It meets online 8:30-9:30pm, Irish Time. The link is https://meet.jit.si/ComplineWithFriends2020. The password changes weekly, depending on the author whose words I am sharing. This week it is … Continue reading COMP(on)LINE 18 October 2020

compline/ peace hour/ rest hour/ song of steps/ initium noctis

Coffee Hour with Friends has been a very lightly facilitated, gently theological online space, initiated 26 March 2020, with the encouragement of Glenn Jordan. Now that it takes place on Sunday evenings, it doesn't feel quite right to call it Coffee Hour. So thinking about calling it something like Compline or Rest Hour (from Wikipedia: … Continue reading compline/ peace hour/ rest hour/ song of steps/ initium noctis

A list of infinitives (during a week of miraculous virtual encounters with Martina Evans, Raymond Antrobus, Colette Bryce and Cathy Sweeney)

To strip language (Simone Weil, Fanny Howe, Kay Ryan)To make it hold (Kay Ryan)To make it whole To make it holy (or know that it is, already) To slow it downTo slow downTo forget it To remember the bodyTo let the body speak To mishear (and misread)To practice To decontaminate it (M. NourbeSe Philip)To grind … Continue reading A list of infinitives (during a week of miraculous virtual encounters with Martina Evans, Raymond Antrobus, Colette Bryce and Cathy Sweeney)