Where I live (in pictures)

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”
Thomas Merton

I could say that sometimes I live in my head
and that isn’t always pretty
so I have to catch myself and look around me
with gratitude
at the place where I live on Earthsedgefield-1

I wake everyday to the sound of birds chirping in the trees around our house.


We have a cat who is my zen master, she forever lives in the moment


and a Tortoise resides in our garden

I can hear the distant roar of the ocean from where we live
and the stars are really bright out in the countryside


The beach is a 12 minute walk from our house
it’s a magical place
where seagulls sweep across the sky
and fishermen cast their hooks
with dreams of a big catch


On Saturdays we go to the Farmer’s market
and eat delicious food and drink coffee with friends.
It’s a place filled with lots of enticing goodies
and the sound of live music fills the air.


I have paraglided above this spectacular piece of paradise
and we swim in the ocean all summer long


Our little village is full of interesting people
and I’m aware of poverty just down the road from us
I’ve heard of the struggle for equality
all over the world
I long for peace


My little piece of paradise sustains me
it re energises me
The call of nature is strong in me
and yet I cannot disregard
the suffering of my fellow human beings



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