Word from Wormingford
Ronald Blythe recalls waking up in France, on
MY TRIPLE calendar comes into use, although I hope not into
repetition. It consists of the lectionary, my diary, and my dreams.
A kind of knitting together of the days. Thus, on the Ascension, I
was young and in Vézelay, but getting on a bit in Wormingford, and
in my imagination once again in Dedham Church, staring up at John
Constable's gloriously ascending Jesus, which is skied above the
The model was most likely a farm labourer from the Suffolk-Essex
border, whom ...
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