past, present and future of 2015

“And if I don’t kiss you, this kiss will be untasted, I’ll never, no never get it back. But why should I worry, there’ll be a next moment. Sweet lover, sweet lover it is now.” [The Incredible String Band "Each Moment" 1969] Walking along the deserted beach early in the morning. Beige streaked sand littered … Continue Reading

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my invincible summer

“In the depths of Winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible Summer.” [Albert Camus] I hate the cold weather. I’m not a crisp snow loving, snowball throwing, northern hemisphere winter kind of person. Don’t get me wrong, if I’m inside, next to the fire, suitable alcoholic snifter in hand and laughter around … Continue Reading

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narcissus

“The alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus. The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a youth who knelt daily beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into … Continue Reading

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gratitude

It’s a familiar echo at the first world table when a child refuses food. They are often told to be grateful for what they have because there are children in other parts of the world who are starving. It’s an easy tag to combine gratitude with guilt and so many of us grow, focusing on … Continue Reading

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this life next death

Before I got home Before I unpacked myself Before I fed the dog And up until I landed behind you to say goodbye I crashed the car on the way home Rolled it over the rocks into the ocean Took a bend too fast on the cliff Ploughed into a truck from the opposite direction … Continue Reading

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looking for meaning

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how” Nietzsche Whether you are someone who has had a mid-life crisis or a wanderer who searches the world’s trends and ideas to find direction or even someone who sit at work, dreaming of why, whoever you are, the search for a meaning … Continue Reading

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perhaps you were wrong

Perhaps you were wrong. You might have been right but pretend, just for a moment, imagine, that you were wrong and that you had anticipated the culture of testimony to have survived longer than it did. You know the one. It’s the culture which seemed to sprout in Harpo Studios with the Oprah Winfrey talkshow … Continue Reading

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what is the soul?

All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. This drunkenness began in some other tavern. When I get … Continue Reading

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it’s time to make a stand

Did you know that only 10% of the world’s population lives in countries where same sex marriage has been legalised? Homosexual behaviour is still criminalised in more than 38 countries around the world. Tolerance and acceptance is not the norm. However in countries which are lacking in education and resources it is almost possible to … Continue Reading

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ferry man calls

My father has this annoying habit of putting on a song to listen to and then disappearing and while my emotions are wrestled tortured and dragged kicking and swearing through the mire of all the world’s darkest caves a part of me says hi, says thanks for explaining how now and then are inextricably bound … Continue Reading

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