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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Experiments in incandescent living

Imagine you are a white-hot tangle of ice, dust, rock and gases, and as you hurtle across the night sky the rest of us are celebrating your transit with champagne and gourmet lollipops. The universe is vast, but we are only as small as we believe ourselves to be; and if we lived each moment in that same spirit of humble awe with which we now and again gaze at the stars, the world would be an infinitely happier place.

I blog about books and writing on Mondays, travel and spirituality on Tuesdays, and art, knitting and sewing on Thursdays, but above all I want to use this space to explore the magical connection between veganism and creativity (so the juiciest posts go up on Wednesdays!) On this site you’ll also find Where We Make, a Friday feature on artists’ workspaces.

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Random Ireland

When I slack off on the blogging, all the interesting things start backing up! So I figure I’d better get back to it. For the next few Tuesdays, collections of interesting photographs from Ireland that didn’t quite fit into a themed post:


Milltown Forest, near Manorhamilton, County Leitrim.



A Harry Clarke window at the Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.



Spotted across from a tea room near Drumcliffe. I can’t remember if this place is a jewelry maker’s or a tattooist’s. One or the other!



Signpost for the Lough Derg Way in Tipperary.



The White Street car park in Cork, where graffiti is legal.



Lichen is one of the most beautiful things in all of nature.



Georgian doorways along the Grand Canal, Dublin.



I’d never taken such a close look at a thatched roof. (Probably because there are hardly any left!)



Tiny plant growing in a child’s Croc = cutest thing EVER. (At my guesthouse in Manorhamilton, Leitrim.)



The next time I find an awesome teapot, I am filling it with dirt and seeds.


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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.
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