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Staged Magic

I went to the last performance of ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at the Old Vic.  When I entered the theatre clouds of frankincense wafted over me.  What an evocative scent, one that will always remind me of trying to find calm in a turbulent time.  I burned frankincense candles in Egypt when all was going … Continue reading


A Winter’s Candle

One of the keenest pleasures I knew as a girl was staying up through long winter nights reading by the light of Christmas candles in our windows. When the Christmas decorations came down from the attic each year, the first things to come out were the electric candles that sat in every window upstairs and … Continue reading