Pictures of Easter

On the workfree Easter weekend the Willy&Penn team asked you to send us some pictures of how you are spending the time this year; maybe adding some sentences. Today we publish this impression, giving a glimpse into our lives. A cup of tea in the garden and long walks on the beach. Celine, France Some … More Pictures of Easter

A Quaker playlist

I found myself reflecting on the way in which music acts as a restorative for me. I listened to the Brandenburg Concertos again and was aware of the stimulation to my own central nervous system. But then I noted that Frank Sinatra singing ‘New York, New York’, or Shirley Bassey singing ‘Don’t cry for me … More A Quaker playlist

Little notes of happiness – Kleine Glücksnotizen

German and Italian below Today, we are sharing two texts in three languages, written by two different generations of Quakers responding to the same writing prompt: The texts are in response to the request of Chiara, the director of the “Italia per passione” Italian language school who asked her students (including our guest author Dan): … More Little notes of happiness – Kleine Glücksnotizen

Post-gathering gratitude | Dankbaarheid na het samenkomen

By/door George Thurley Spring naar de Nederlandse vertaling I wrote the below on the train speeding northwards out of Brussels on Sunday afternoon after our last Annual meeting in Quaker House (Nov 2019). Although I was tired from the intense weekend, and communal sleeping arrangements, I felt extremely upheld and wanted to write it down. … More Post-gathering gratitude | Dankbaarheid na het samenkomen