St Michael’s Line

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We visited Glastonbury last week with visitors, which is always a special place. History, magic, hippies, quirkiness. One of the most charming aspects of that unique town is the range of bookshops, mostly devoted to esoterica of all kinds. Over the years I have become, like many others, intrigued with the idea of connection between humanity and the earth. As …

And When I am Formulated, Sprawling on a Pin

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And I have known the eyes already, known them all, The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase, And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, And I am pinned and wriggling on the wall, Then how should I begin? T S Eliot, 1915, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Susan Sontag (1977: 155) accuses photography of being …