I was born in Sutton Coldfield and grew up in Four Oaks, England. After having several jobs and not really knowing what I wanted to do I finally decided to study to become a minister. I got married, finished my studies and came with my wife to settle in Belgium, that’s where we have been living for the last eighteen years.
My interests include riding my motorbike, reading, music and photography. I also like silence and feel close to God in times of real intense silence that I often find when I’m out by myself.
Why is this blog called “Le Temps d’un Soupir”?
I was looking for a title that expressed a certain way of seeing and understanding the world. We live in French speaking Belgium and in music a silence is, “un soupir” but it is also a breath being exhaled, a sigh and so the idea grew in my mind to call the blog “The drawing of a breath or the length of a sigh or silence”. It’s a place where we look and see the world around us in a different way, a time between times..
I discovered afterwards that it is also the title to a book by Anne Philipe, an autobiographical story of love, sickness and death.
I also recently started a new blog where I try to bring together some of my photographs (with more explanation) in some kind of order. Here is the link: www.stephenpitt.com