A quick little update from me. I’ve got a new book review published in Sydney Review of Books, this time it’s on Zadie Smith’s collection of short essays, ‘Intimations.’ This book was published two years ago at the beginning of the pandemic (how long ago that seems now!) In my review, I reflect on how Smith chronicled that time and what writers might have to say in moments of crisis and upheaval:
I am also one of the editors for the World Community for Christian Meditation’s book review section, where we review books related to the Christian contemplative tradition. We’ve had a few reviews of some very interesting books of late:
I also just had some bad writing news- a second audio drama series I pitched was rejected (I’ve already been commissioned to do one previously). That was sad, as I love writing audio drama. Therefore, I’m also looking for more (paid) writing work- as well as editing and copywriting- so please do hit me up if you have anything writing-related you would like me to do!
I’ll leave you with something by Jessica Dore- her free monthly Tarot offerings have been amazing and nourishing to me. Her reflections are not just about healing, but also about a way to look at things so that we may move through this life with a little more ease, with a bit more compassion for ourselves and others. This month she reflects on the fairy tale Rapunzel, and what being stuck in a defensive tower could actually mean:
“I wonder if the story, seen this way, could invite compassion, curiosity, or respect for defensive strategies when the first instinct is to condemn, get rid of, or beat ourselves up for them. And if some part of you is hiding out somewhere thinking that’s the best you can do to be safe, I wonder what might be possible even there. In hiding.”
Sending you all warm, spring wishes,