Sometimes I almost want the weather to pull me down. A threat of a thunderstorm could do it…….
Then you get in touch with the Spirit within, that I recognised when my friend Alma drew my attention to this poem by Denise Levertov.
Sometimes the mountain
is hidden from me in veils
of cloud, sometimes
I am hidden from the mountain
in veils of inattentiion, apathy, fatigue,
when I forget or refuse to go
down to the shore or a few yard
of the road on a clear day,
that witnessing presence.
The excitement building around Gerard Barrett’s new tv series has done this for me. Going out on the first three Thursday nights in September on TV3 it stars the wonderful Pat Shortt and the great Charlie Kelly. “Smalltown” is set in rural Ireland and tells the story of a family in crisis. Sickness, emigration, death and what happens to those left behind, grieving and living on, are all issues dealt with and the great question of “where do you belong?”
So we’re not just dependent on the weather to ignite the inner Spirit!