Milestone or millstone?

Milestone: a stone or post at the side of the road that shows the distance to various places, especially to the nearest large town; an important event in the development or history of something or in someone’s life Millstone: one of a pair of large, circular, flat stones used, especially in the past, to crush … More Milestone or millstone?

Anchored to Anticipation

When I feel particularly adrift, cast about on waves of uncertainty, ambiguity and loneliness, I take myself to a favourite park. It steadies me, the way a good anchor does. After a couple of hours of rambling in meadows and woods, walking the headland path along the lake, standing on the banks of the pond, … More Anchored to Anticipation

A melody for Ukraine

I can’t remember everything we hummed for each other that day. I am certain, though, that one melody would have have been Beethoven’s Nineth Symphony, set to poet Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy. On that day, my new friend and I needed more than words. We needed a form of communication that spanned countries, ethnicity … More A melody for Ukraine