Wednesday, 25 July 2012

St Declan's Well

Standing here since the 5th century, this holy well, this spring of fresh water believed to heal. I haven't been here for six years or more. The well is remote, off the beaten track - yet much visited by local people. Much visited for fifteen centuries. Is there power in water? Can in heal? There is power in belief, that's clear. Some years ago, in a dark place in my life, I rebaptised myself here, late one summer evening, on my own. Just me and the well. Cleansed myself and let go.
I like this place.

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