1 A brilliant singing session where we had to work really hard with some tricky notes and syncopation and then a lovely coffee session with friends in the cafe downstairs.
2 Spent a happy hour with L, Choir-baby T’s Mum, planning his Humanist Baby Naming. He slept throughout and woke just as we finished.
3 The following poem by John Siddique, a particular favourite of mine which I give to parents of new babies, is probably going to be included.
MAKING IT UP
Fold yourself the mind you want.
Make a paper hat
and wear it on your head. Hold it tight
when the wind blows.
Paint yourself the heart you desire. Pin it
on your jumper, be proud of your colours.
Pin it fast and don’t mind the rain.
Write yourself the love you love. Hold that
paper tight in your hand. Unfold it often,
read your plan aloud in sun and in snow.
Walk yourself the world you want. Each step
is breath. It’s your life. Stamp big-footed.
Walk soft. Dance your way in all the weathers.
NB I posted this yesterday, 27th September, and had some likes and comments but it has since disappeared and shows now only as a draft with no tags/ categories so I’m publishing it again. Just found that it has already been published twice on my Facebook page – all very odd!