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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    Circular blogging on the homeward theme
    Synchronicity again. While my audience at Southport College tonight were helping me try to tease out the elusive answer to the question, 'Why did you decide to / need to walk home?' Mister Roy was blogging about that very same thing, with reference both to my walk and to Simon's forthcoming journey home to Leicester. Through the wonders of Google Latitude I know that Roy is in Leicester today, and I wonder if they've been mulling this question over in some Everards pub or other.

    For all our circular blogging on the topic we're no nearer a definitive answer. Which is good. Roy notices that the likes of Homer, Lovecraft, Eliot and Tolkien 'have indicated that the return is the most significant aspect of the journey', so it's not just us. Last night I put it in terms of the pilgrimage, wondering out loud in what ways home might be regarded as a 'holy place', a destination to aspire to and pursue. Which was an improvisation on my blog of last week.

    More circular blogging on this to come, I reckon, especially with Roy and Simon still in their boots.