On bored: Matthew Callow finds ‘a potent energy’

‘There is often an emotional pain-barrier I have to pass though in Worship.’

'I found a copy of George Fox’s Journal in the library, and read of his wilderness experience.' | Photo: courtesy of Matthew Callow

When children complain of boredom, we can get irritated. I should know, I was such a child. As the years pass, we become more articulate and dexterous, able to engage in expressive activity and all the occupations and distractions that come with growing up. For me, this included drawing, poetry, prayer, study, partying and a career in mental health nursing.

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