Simon Parke  
Click here for Abbot Peter Click here for Simon's blog Click here for Simon's books Click here for Simon's consultancy Click here for Simon's retreats
      Cover of Conversations with Vincent Van Gogh   Cover of A (Very) Public School Murder   Cover of Conversations with Leo Tolstoy

This smashed-egg glory

Posted by Simon Parke, 11 February 2021, 11.02am

There’s no going back, ever.

There’s no going back ten minutes, let alone ten or twenty years.

We cannot retrace our steps to some imagined Eden and start again.

Like the omelette – cracked shells, broken lives - we are what we are, because we’ve been through what we’ve been through.

Unmaking all that is way too fiddly for either heaven or earth.

So no going back from this place where we stand; no useful ‘what if’ or ‘if only’.

But is there a way forward? It’s an obvious question though for an answer this must do:

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs; yet the omelette is lovely.

So a way forward? Maybe that’s a prayer, maybe that’s where you start.

Or maybe, without knowing, we’re already there and every day a prize.

In the door way to the future, in fine silhouette, we stand cracked, broken but lovely –

- and up for being lovely in new ways tomorrow.

More blog posts  


September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

Click here to follow Simon's blog on RSS

RSS 2.0