Sketching Thoughts

February Challenge- 5 Divinity – – Uncle Dai and The Archbishop of Canterbury

‘Is there anyone, who can resist ‘Divinity’ ?” says today’s prompt.

Well, actually, yes . . . me . I’m not religious, probably due to being brought up in a family where Sunday meant three visits to chapel, no TV  etc . .but I do have some memories more pleasant memories. This is something I did for my Master’s degree. The tutor said it was very Dylan Thomas. What Welshman couldn’t take that as a compliment? We used to drink in the same pub as Dylan . . . . though some time had lapsed from his last visit to my first.

I actually posted this some time ago . . . . . but it was what sprang to mind. The only other possibility was the fact that I was at Dynevor Grammar School,  the same time as Rowan Williams, and though I didn’t know him, I often think about how different our lives have been. It is, in fact, one of the chapters in ‘My Imaginary lives.’ . . my graphic novel. In each chapter, the first statement is factual, the subsequent developments are pure conjecture . . . . .


My Imaginary Lives

Zuiderlucht are now publishing chapters from my ‘graphic novel for the 21st century’ as the editor described it (phew!!) The idea is roughly this:

‘My imaginary lives’ traces RJ’s ‘life’, considering actual occurrences and how they might have had a cathartic effect on his journey through life ……. though most of them had no effect whatsoever on his ‘career’. (Oxford English Dictionary: career vb. To fall headlong out of control)

This fictional journey features a cast which includes the Archbishop of Canterbury, Joanna Lumley, Anaïs Nin and Arthur Schopenhauer, and wanders into worlds as diverse as blacksmithing, jazz, antique fountain pens and tattooing.