And then today, this theme felt right for another reason - today the first woman Bishop will be consecrated, which should be a day for rejoicing. However, in a week's time in our Diocese a man will also be consecrated Bishop who won't allow the Archbishop of York to lay hands upon him because those same hands will have consecrated Libby Lane. This is the idea of "taint", as in somehow poisoned by laying hands upon a woman. This man further asks that female incumbents of parishes do not celebrate communion while he is in their church. Words fail me, or at least they haven't and I have written to my Bishop protesting this appointment in the strongest terms. You can probably appreciate my point about ugliness, and I cannot understand while these two contradictory appointments seem right to the church's hierarchy?
Anyway, that's enough church politics. This page began as a painted background, with a collaged pair of shoes and some washi tapes. The shoes kind of represent the spiritual journey, and the birds on a wire the general "twittering" of many voices.