I think Susan Howatch’s church novels talked about ‘flicking the switch’ – the idea that one can plunge into some spiritual realm just like that. Well it isn’t just like that. Three days with the Benedictines in Rostrevor. It takes one day to begin to get yourself calmed down. Another day of reasonable calm. And then the ‘stuff’ begins to gather around you again. But how could it be otherwise?
But it was great and I’ll tell you a bit more about it as we go.
Speaking of ‘flicking the switch’, Mr Easyjet said that we were sitting on the tarmac in Belfast with ‘just a slight technical problem which we hope to resolve very soon.’ Visions of him sitting surrounded by red warning lights .. or Canada Geese flying by. Dublin accent. Warm, friendly and reassuring – but maybe not quite that Sully calming effect.