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Dispatches from Lee Abbey

We’ve been at Lee Abbey this week, enjoying the company and conversation of a host of podcast listeners. I think all 17 must have turned up. Anyway, here are some of the things that we mentioned during the week.

The Bright Field

I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realize now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurrying

on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.

R.S. Thomas

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