Knox Box of Miscellany

Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

How thin is thin?

 Looking through the arch from one side of St. Nicholas Churchyard to the other, towards Billericay.

Looking through the arch from one side of St. Nicholas Churchyard to the other, towards Billericay.

What is a ‘thin place’?

Apparently, thin places are sites where the veil between this world and the eternal world is thin. They include places where people have prayed or had positive thoughts for many years, such as some churches or other sites of special religious significance. St. Nicholas Church, Laindon with Dunton, Essex is one such thin place although, I know there are many more.

I like the idea of places being thin. I find it comforting to think that the eternal world isn’t far away. But I’d love to know what it was, that was once thicker and then got thinner.

And how did the prayers and positive thoughts wear away, whatever it is ?

And how thin does it have to be before a place can be described as thin?

And what happens if it gets thinner and thinner? Will it eventually wear away to nothing? And then what happens?

Perhaps I ought to stop overthinking and just be glad I have access to my own thin place at St. Nicholas Church where the peace and serenity just wash over you, – if you let it. If you want to experience thinness, why not find your way to St. Nicholas Church too?

It’s a great place to be and it also inspired a story. ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ – published  in two days here

 

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