September 2021 to March 2022 (Samhain to Equinox)
Week 5 in the woods, challenging with fluries of rain sifting through the parachute, hand warmers were essential. Kevin visited us (you cannot keep me away) introducing us to Caroline Goldsmith, who joined Pear Tree as information co-ordinator – welcome to the woods Caroline.
We welcomed new friends to the woods, who declared they’d come to get back their get up and go, and how great it was to be outside. In the circle one said how they were now staying here and not to London, because of us. Another said Thursdays were transformative. We’d become a landmark in the week.
Naomi warmed us up, reminded us to look up to the trees with their falling leaves, and that as well as leaves letting go, Qi Gong was about letting go.
In three groups we found and updated the journal, wove on the loom, and spoke with shona about letting go.
Our closing circle we spoke of time. The clocks had gone back to give us extra day light hours in the morning, darker evenings, how was it for you, we asked. In fact how was time for you? Was it passing quicker or slower, how was time? As xx said, there are two times, the time outside, measured by a clock and the time inside, how we feel the time passing. Making the most of time, doing something for an hour then changing. There is never enough time, to do all on the list – perhaps I should shorten the list. Getting distracted and suddenly time gone. Naomi said: I love time, having time on my hands, having time with nothing to do.’.
We ended with Prufrock:
There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.
About Time – from the Dictionary of Proverbs
There is a time and a place for everything – 1509 , 1862, and 1979, The Guardian: ‘There is a time and place for everything. Monetarism might work in ideal conditions’
Time and Tide wait for no man – 1390 Chaucer, Clerks Tale. 1822 Walter Scott ‘Come, come master let us get afloat, Time and tide wait for no man’
Time Flies – 1390, Chaucer Clerks Tale.
There is time for everything / There is time and place for everything – Ecclesiastes iii To every thing there is a season. 1390 Chaucer Clerks Progress. 1590 Shakespeare ‘Well sir, learn to jest in good time; there’s a time for all things’ . 1918 Jane Austin
Time is money – 1572 Wilson, ‘They say tyme is precious’. 1748 Franklin Remember that time is money
No Time like the present – 1592Leich ‘Mary sir no time better than euen now’
Time will tell – 1539 Tavener ‘Tyme discloseth all thynges.
Time works wonders – 1588 Marten ‘Youthinke that time will worke wonders, though you wyour selves follow your own pleasures. 1815 Byron ‘Time does wonders.’
Not looked up but other phrases with time in them:
Never is a long time
Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil
Procrastination is the thief of time
One step at a time
A stitch in time saves nine
Third time lucky
‘Time to Die’ James Bond – which I see opens with an Italian Samhain, when they write on paper what they want to let go and set the paper alight, and cast it out of their windows – that Italian no H&S way.
Sept 30 – Introductions
Oct 7 – Weaving and Dying
Oct 31 Samhain Sunday
Dec 16 (Solstice)
Mar 7 (Equinox)
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