Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Chuff-chuff-chuffing Along

On one or two occasions- always at a turning point in my life- I've had the feeling that a part of me has stepped aside and is observing things from a distance. Right now I have this image in my head where my life is a model railway layout and I'm bending over it, watching the train hurrying along, leaving the branch line for the main line- or the main line for the branch line, or whatever.

I feel happy and peaceful. Unconflicted. Also mildly amused.

I said yesterday that this new alleigance would probably last out my time- and it probably will, because I'm 58 next birthday- but not necessarily so. We can only know the truth in parts- a little at a time- because the whole of it is just too big for our brains. Anglican Christianity is the fragment I'm embracing now- at this particular point in the continuum- but where there's life there's change - and in ten years time, who knows?  
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