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March 2008, vol 4 no 1

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Diana Webb

 

Breather

A plethora of healing and meditation. 'Please take a sample teabag'. Incense sticks galore, a heady mix of scents. Phials of oils and remedies. Rotating stands of cards with glossy Buddhas. Call of Hare Krishna chants playing from one of many CDs on display. Sheens of rose quartz, haematite, the multicoloured rocks tempt with their range of frequencies for every need. A case with books on fairies, angels, everything but...

from the drainpipe
a drop—
a few weathered leaves