Stepping Stones

This is a short blogpost, stepping stones to elsewhere. I’m struggling, being close to the end of a book. It’s always like this. It becomes a monster.

I was asked to write an article for Folklore Thursday. You can read it here: Folklore Thursday. I wrote it before America, a nation built by immigration, closed its doors to many and tumbled into unconstitutional chaos.

If you follow me on twitter you will find what I found, amazing photographs by John Piper of Maes Y Mynydd. If you don’t you can see them here. I can’t begin to tell you what a joy it was to find them, and to know that my footsteps followed those of John Piper. Wonderful to see the walls still standing.

Meanwhile, I have been blogging on my type writer.

Leave a comment on this thread, share the Folklore Thursday ( if you sign up for their newsletter you may win a copy of the book) and I will pick someone who comments to send the typed blog post to in a few days.


About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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9 Responses to Stepping Stones

  1. Bernie Bell says:

    Hurrah! Jackie’s back!
    Be kind to yourself, m’dear – please – be kind to yourself.
    Step by step – gets you there.

  2. Bernie Bell says:

    I just read your link to ‘Folklore Thursday’. You’d love Orkney, Jackie – it’s all here, too. Maybe we’ll see you here, one day?
    Take it easy

  3. Lovely calming relaxing to read.
    We had rain here today I’m off to buy fresh feed for chickens and TRY and get some of these RATIONED vegetables!
    What a joke I feel insulted for those who did go through the ratio be of the war years.
    There’s more food that ever before and more waste that ever before to!
    Get a grip
    Have a good day Jackie sorry for my rant

  4. Claire says:

    I’ve also been typing… letters to friends, old and new, as part of InCoWriMo (sending a letter/card a day throughout February, spreading the love 🙂 ) NOTHING quite like the click-clack-ping of a typewriter!

  5. Danielle C says:

    Beautiful words for Folklore Thursday, Jackie.
    The natural world can teach us so many things, if only we would stop and listen.

  6. Amy says:

    Beautiful post as always Jackie! The John Piper photos are amazing as well. Best of luck with the book finish. You and your work are an inspiration.
    <3 ~amy

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