The author, Anna is a landscape architect and urban designer living and working Marylebone, London. When not working Anna can be found trawling the coffee shops and galleries of her home city, with drawing book and paints to hand.
Her particular interests are the juxtaposition of textures and colours in urban landscape found in her neighbourhood; she also like to travel around the world and has managed to visit all continents except South America, an omission she hopes to rectify before too long. These are her personal musings.
Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.