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  • Chris Williams

Thursday 16th July - Icon of the Day

‘To believe that I didn’t need to reach with my bare hands anymore. To know that seeing the fish beneath the surface of the water was enough. That it was everything. It was my life – like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How very wild it was, to let it be.’

From ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed


Image: Goldfish and other types of carp swimming among falling flowers - painting (ink and colour on silk), cropped from a Song dynasty handscroll. Attributed to Liu Cai (c1080–1120). Now in Saint Louis Art Museum.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for the poor and oppressed and all those who lack human dignity and basic human rights.


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