‘I had some grounds for thinking stillness, composure, wisdom might come via writing, didn’t I?’
The write track? Jonathan Wooding remembers his first Meeting
At my first Quaker Meeting in 1985 in Westminster I was handed a pocket-sized leaflet called Silence, an adapted extract from John Edward Southall’s The Power of Stillness. I read this as I sat in the silence of that gathered Meeting, and I could read it now too as I have, miraculously, kept it all these years. I know it is the very same one as it has the writing on it which came involuntarily to me as I took in the faces of those strangers, the vase of flowers at the centre of the room, the striking absence of a hierarchy of esteem! I was writing, though, and not still.
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