As the @ukbloke
Says “If you are going to have a creative life you are going to have a vulnerable life.”.
One of the many things that floored me on this retreat were the myriad ways we are creating in this world. The resistance we feel so universal and so particular. The projects all of the heart and the blood of our life. .
This little room sits on the edge of the Crawfordsburn forest outside Belfast, where C. S. Lewis was born and stayed until he was nine years old (born in 1898). Then sixty years later he returned to spend a belated honeymoon with his beloved wife, Joy Davidman in this cottage.
I was here for beautiful reasons - a creative retreat led by the always imaginative @peter_rollins
But the extra joy (pun intended) was the immersion into this fascinating city with a rich and troubled and beautiful history. the people. The land where some of Narnia was inspired. The stories. The inspiration. The wonder of reconnecting with @slowdiaries
(who I met on the west coast of Ireland over a year ago). I am sure I will be posting and talking to you about this trip for a long while.
#becomingmrslewis #joydavidman #cslewis #Ireland #belfast #spark