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Another Day at the Office : a day of meetings

Thi outdoor spirituality thing I do, its gruelling! Left home in Coltishall at 9 for a 10 a.m. meeting in Burgh next Aylsham.
Time for prayer time. for reflection.
As I peddled my bike to the Bure Valley Railway path there was an opportunity to consider the flowers, on roadside verges and along the railway track.
Each flower a bead on the rosary: campion, borrage, cumfrey, white nettle, forget-me-not, Queen Anne's lace, bluebells, herb Robert, and the last of the primroses.
On the 400 th anniversary of Shakespear's death, the primrose path that leads to the everlasting bonfire ?
Each hamlet or village I pass are chapters of a rosary.
Anchor Street, St. James's Coltishall Great and Little Hautbois, Buxton, Brampton Burgh.
Each is prayed for,
each is blessed,
in the sense, that I give thanks for it!
As I crossed the river  I was blessed by a barn owl hunting on hushed wings 

This afternoon,
its off to the Fur and Feather at Woodbastwick for more talks, with different people.

If you meet George Herbert..........

"If you meet George Herbert on the Road, kill him": Here follows a reaction to Justin Lewis-Anthony's excellent book.

No Silly!
        If you meet with George Herbert on the road say,                                      “I am going fishing?” Answer? “We’ll come with you.”

Across the years there’s you and I.Simon, Andrew and the Sons of Thunder;          with George comes John Donne, Izaak, the Ferrar boy, young Thomas and his sister.*
This is, “The contemplative man’s recreation.”                 Well said Izaak! What do you think George?

"Me? A failed courtier? Failed academic?                                      With failing health?God’s a fisherman. Listen:
When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by,“Let us,” said he, “pour on him all we can. Let the world’s riches, which dispers├Ęd lie, Contract into a span.”

So strength first made a way;Then beauty flowed, then wisdom, honour, pleasure. When almost all was out, God made a stay, Perceivin…