Entries by Stephen Jenkinson

Window


Let’s say you’re in lock down, because you were ‘exposed’. Or maybe it's because your boredom has succumbed to your concern for the common good. So, whaddya mean, “Let’s say you’re in lock down”? No, no. You’re in lock down. You’re looking out the window, at the sight of nothing new. No? Then that’s the...

Proof


I've been asked hundreds of times to sign personal copies of Come of Age, and I'm glad to do it. More than glad. I see to it that each inscription is very close to prayer, outright. Not always a prayer for something, mind you. Rarely that. Just as often it is a prayer to...

Belonging


That’s how you belong—not by finally arriving, but by having longing for arrival quickened, by being willing to long after life by living. - t seems to me that as you get older, you might bear down upon your life and give it the quiet consideration it deserves. Do so, and you could catch...

Wonder for the Road


There are days that come - and surely they have found you - when assuredness about the aim and the reasons for your life is the first casualty of the giddy good fortune of awakening again and heaving to uprightness and bringing anything in particular to mind. You are suddenly awash in wonder at...