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Posted by Simon Parke, 11 August 2017, 6.01am

There are certain typing errors I often make; certain words my fingers struggle with on the keyboard.

So for some reason, I type ‘sotry’ instead of ‘story’.

I don’t know why.

And I often type ‘thongs’ for ‘things’, which does change the meaning.

As in ‘There are some things I’ve really enjoyed this month’.

And when I type ‘sacred’ it’s almost always ‘scared’.

No, really…every time.

I’m hoping this isn’t all Freudian.

I’m rather hung out to dry if it is.

But it reminds me, seeing the two words so close, how un-close they are.

It reminds me that fear – whether fear of people, fear of the future, fear of failure, fear of change, fear of the truth of ourselves – has no holy origins.

‘Scared’ and ‘sacred’ are a misprint – and a universe – away from each other.

Though daily, being human, we move between the two.

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