Julian of Norwich was an English anchorite who lived through turbulent and devastating times – the Black Death of 1348-50, The Peasants Revolt of 1381 and the suppression of the Lollards, 1373 – and who, at age thirty, stricken by serious illness and apparently on her deathbed, recovered and wrote passionately about her experiences. She lived for almost her entire life in isolation, by choice it must be said, but nevertheless in permanent seclusion in her cell.
The parallels can be drawn between then and now – plague, Brexit, isolation, political and religious schism and social unrest. However, her words still hold true in these worrying times as a reminder that there is hope – the clichéd but nonetheless comforting ‘light at the end of the tunnel.’
As we are just about to face a second lockdown, chinks of this light can be hard to see, but here at 4Word, we are proud and excited to offer a luminous diversion in the form of our newest pamphlet, Every Day I Promise Myself by Rachel Davies.
This is Rachel’s first pamphlet and is an assured and eloquent debut which will be officially launched on 1st December. However, you can pre-order via 4Word at a price of £5.99 plus p&p. and look forward to brightening lockdown with this beautiful pamphlet. (For further details see https://www.4word.org/contact/)
Stay safe and keep well. xx