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A soft and contained space of stories and silence for daydreaming. A virtual blanket fort from the busy world.

Woolgathering: Contemplative Rest Monique Francis

    • Leisure

A soft and contained space of stories and silence for daydreaming. A virtual blanket fort from the busy world.

    Advent 2022 - Lucy Looks into a Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    Advent 2022 - Lucy Looks into a Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    During the season of Advent 2022 I'll be sharing some writings from my favourite authors and thinkers. These readings are part of my online Advent calendar, which can be found here.

    Source: The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis, Lucy Looks into a Wardrobe (chapter one); published by Harper Collins, 2001.

    • 12 min
    Advent 2022 - Together We're So Metta

    Advent 2022 - Together We're So Metta

    During the season of Advent 2022 I'll be sharing some writings from my favourite authors and thinkers. These readings are part of my online Advent calendar, which can be found here.

    Source:

    Eternal Echos: To Find Your True Home Within Your Life by John O'Donohue, Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong (pgs 93-93); published by Cliff Street Books, 1999.

    • 20 min
    Advent 2022 - Having My Cake by Ursula K. Le Guin

    Advent 2022 - Having My Cake by Ursula K. Le Guin

    During the season of Advent 2022 I'll be sharing some writings from my favourite authors and thinkers. These readings are part of my online Advent calendar, which can be found here.

    Source:

    Having My Cake by Ursula K. Le Guin, No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters; published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

    • 12 min
    Advent 2022 - A Fantasy Fulfilled by Margaret Laurence

    Advent 2022 - A Fantasy Fulfilled by Margaret Laurence

    During the season of Advent 2022 I'll be sharing some writings from my favourite authors and thinkers. These readings are part of my online Advent calendar, which can be found here.

    Source:

    A Fantasy Fulfilled by Margaret Laurence, Recongnition & Revelation: Short Nonfiction Writings, edited by Nora Foster Stovel; published by McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020.

    • 9 min
    Advent 2022 - Comfort by Mary Oliver

    Advent 2022 - Comfort by Mary Oliver

    During the season of Advent 2022 I'll be sharing some writings from my favourite authors and thinkers. These readings are part of my online Advent calendar, which can be found here.

    Source:

    Comfort by Mary Oliver, Long Life: Essays and Other Writings; published by Da Capo Press, 2004.

    • 5 min
    The Buried Moon

    The Buried Moon

    Today story is of the luminous Moon who's curiosity got the better of her and she stepped down from the sky to investigate rumors of dark, evil creatures in the bog. Following the short story are a series of question for you contemplation. The transcript of these questions can be found on my website.

    • 15 min

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