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Dear Wen: Wednesbury…

Dear Wen

I suppose ultimately ‘Odin’s Steed’ is the eight-spoked wheel of the year, which he rides like the wind and which could almost be yet another parallel with the ‘Christ-Spirit’ that blows where it listeth…

Repton and Breedon would be good at some point but I also have a yearning to spend some time in Bakewell this weekend and not just for the tarts…

There is a hill-fort to the left of the bend as you approach the bridge into the village and I would quite like to have a shufty at the crossroads, which may have once sported our Saxon Cross from the frontispiece of Aethling…

I know it now makes a lot of sense for the crosses to be in the churchyard, for all sorts of reasons, but can you imagine what it would be like coming across one in original situ…?

It is possible that the stories derived from the sculpted panels would have been told from these points, which will surely still resonate?

…Or we could leave the Silver-Bullet and head out to Castleton by train. It gives a different and quite stunning perspective to some of the hills we have become familiar with in our recent travels.

The myths are important but they do not really come properly alive until you get out into the landscape.

They are the voice of the land and that is where they live.fog 026

I cannot say I fancy a trip to Wednesbury somehow, not sure why… Not overly impressed with the whole ‘Silent Dee’ thing at all really. It sort of turns a god into a dwarf, which is possibly not the way to go… Chuck a ball for the Black Beast……then chuck it again…and again……etc.

Love Don x

5 thoughts on “Dear Wen: Wednesbury…”

  1. It has to be such a wonderful thing in this life to be able to go to all these different beautiful sites and to experience the history the the clues to the lives of the ancients firsthand. I wish I were there and could get to see even a few of them. Every time I read a post about a new place, I try to imagine what it must be like. Thank you all for sharing all of these things. It is so good in this day and age to have such pleasant things to look forward to, even when the stories might not have been so happy for what happened at some of the sites. Still, it is a lifesaver to keep us thinking of things worth thinking about in this life. Thank you all again.

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