Julian of Norwich (late 1342 – after 1416) was an English anchorite. I consider her one our England's first 'bloggers': she wrote the earliest surviving book in the English language to be written by a woman, Revelations of Divine Love. She lived in permanent seclusion.
I've been always fascinated by theology and mysticism (as well as 'natural magic'- Meister Eckhart and Agrippa were dear readings of my youth. It was a student @uniofeastanglia Norwich many supermoons ago that I first learned of Julian.
Though I was lucky to make many dear friends in Norwich (hello, @karlwhitney, @drfigtree et al!) I also spent many hours reading in the library or my room, which did resemble a cell. I read Julian and all of Sebald. My room's window resembled Sebald's hospital window.
The silence in Norwich (even when the wind howled like I had only heard as special effects in horror films) could be overwhelming. The Grad Bar was often a lifeline- the solitude could get into you- there were stories of students hearing voices that were not there (like Julian).
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