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Do we determine our own lives?

Posted by Simon Parke, 20 Oct 2014

I am presently reading ‘Miss Smilla’s feeling for snow’ by the Danish writer Peter Hoeg.

And enjoying it.

Here’s a very brief scene from the story. Smilla is with her boyfriend Peter, still something of a mystery…

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When is a table not a table?

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Oct 2014

When is a table not a table?

When we sense the forest that grew the trees that became the wood…

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After the circus

Posted by Simon Parke, 16 Oct 2014

As the crowd filtered out of the big top, and the big band played, the child was asked what she had most enjoyed about the circus.

‘I liked it all!’ she said, inching forward in the hot dog queue.

‘And what do you remember the most?’...

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

A contemplative few days based around Simon's book, The Beautiful Life, now republished as The Journey Home. The retreat features meditation, silence, community and teaching.

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