Don’t know about you, but holidays always seem to be a time for me to reflect, re-asses, re-configure. I won’t bore you with the ‘no-doubt soon to be broken’ resolutions I’ve made, but did think a conversation starter on what we’re finding helpful, challenging, reading, watching etc might be interesting. so here’s a few….
This fragile tent blog is really good stuff…Chris Goan writes so well and he writes with honesty…check out his blog on ‘significance’. The faith community he is part of strikes me as very similar to Third Space but just a bit further down the line…would be nice to get together but we’re just a wee bit far way. In the light of the post-Olympic discussions all over the media, Ian Adams asks the question What is the inspiring legacy you want to pass on to your friends and family…. your spirit and values?…now there’s a question and a half…and one which may require a good bottle of wine or two to get to the bottom of, but I found it interesting to keep Chris and Ian’s comments in tension.
If you’re looking for a non-blockbuster, non-super hero film to watch, you might want to have a squint at “The Way’ – Martin Sheen plays an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago. It sometimes wanders into cheesiness, but I felt better for watching it, in contrast to what is too often the case, regretting wasting another hour and a half of my life watching bilge.
As to reading, despite it being on the topseller list ( and NO- it is Not 50 shades….!) I’m reading “Before I go to sleep” and I can’t make up my mind whether it really is good, or so blindingly obvious it’s terrible….it does raise some interesting thoughts about how memories shape and define us…maybe another pub discussion for the autumn..
Anyway, enough ramblings from me..now it’s your turn.