Tag: presence

  • What to do when someone else’s world feels like it is falling apart

    One of the greatest privileges in life is to be with people in the moments when their world feels like it is falling apart. Simply by you being present reassures people that they are still loved despite what has happened. They don’t need many words or answers to questions. They don’t need flowers or cards.…

  • numerically speaking

    It feels like we are being inundated with bad news in the form of numbers at the moment. Tragic events are measured in the number of deaths and injured people. The aggression of a country or organisation or faction¬†is measured by how many of their enemies they kill or maim. The culpability of countries and…

  • words fail me

    That is perhaps not the most optimistic title for a word-based bloggage! But there are times when words do fail us. They can fail us when we are overwhelmed – by awe, by joy, by generosity, by tragedy¬†and by grief – by emotions that are more powerful than words can express. In the tragic circumstances…