Thanks to the inspiration of J and his creative prayers in church this morning my Lent thankfulness post today is for coccolithophores, foraminifera, ostracods, molluscs and the like. Not what I was expecting to feel thankful for today, but it caught my imagination.
As I looked at the new limestone floor under my feet and the old pillars faced with limestone that support the high church roof over my head I had a sense of the continuity of life and life renewed. In conversation over coffee after the service J brushed a pillar with his finger, showed me the chalky dust on it and said 'and they are all still here and useful'.
So today I am grateful for long-dead marine organisms and for skilled stonemasons.
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