Modern Stories

In my Modern Stories blog, I explore how contemporary ceremonies can sit between the traditions we value and the modern lives we lead.


at a time

Angelou on grief: When Great Trees Fall

An independent celebrant always needs a treasure trove of ideas and Angelou speaks beautifully to audiences in a way that few poets can.  more  

It is better to conquer grief than deceive it

We might balk at the language of ‘conquering’ when we think of grief in our modern contexts, but I think the message from Seneca here stands the test of time.  more