Panning for Gold

I’ve just attended a very inspiring writers’ weekend with Adrian and Bridget Plass and Sheridan Voysey at Scargill House in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The theme was Panning for Gold ­– identifying the really precious moments in our lives with a view to creating a personal memoir.

A task we were assigned was to write a short piece or poem about a person, a place, an emotion or a revelation. The only condition was that it should not be more than 200 words. Most of the 40 or so participants read out their writings and the range of styles and content was amazing, from humorous anecdotes to honest accounts of personal struggles.

As a result of a time of spiritual heartsearching I have been through in recent years, I wrote the following piece, entitled Revelation: Continue reading “Panning for Gold”

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