Our path is buried beneath layers of brambles, old rubbish And the wind blown detritus of years spent learning what was not for us Not of us Every day I sweep anew Asking Is this mine? And the way appears Shining clearly But it’s only ten feet wide And ten feet deep So I have […]
Have you ever broken a bone? Yes, my left wrist. My friend and I were leap frogging bar stools in a pub when I was about 19. My sister who was with me at the time, was a nurse and she knew from the bump and the pain I was complaining about – that it […]
When my younger son was in grade three or four he told me about a project he needed to do for school. Me, being a crafter, was instantly inspired and together we bought cardboard and new coloured markers and set about printing out pictures and googling and finding information together. It was so much fun, […]
How do you balance work and home life? By walking out of one room and into another. I work from home. It can be a challenge to switch hats sometimes, so a small ritual cup of tea in the sunshine creates a path to my other self.
To know how to live Don’t ask humans Ask the stars I wish I knew them Many are dead and already gone And yet their light continues on Perhaps in that fact Is the kernel of truth Live so what you leave burns forward too Our bodies are fragile and have to die But who […]
What sacrifices have you made in life? I have made so many sacrifices, time, energy, career of my own, I’ve given away things to pay bills when I was younger, so many sacrifices. But most of those choices have been worth it so perhaps they are better termed “investments in relationships”. There is a sacrifice […]
I just found a new podcast and I am so damn enthusiastic that I tell people who would never in a million years be interested in it – to listen. So to prevent me annoying the people in my life with my obscure enthusiasms. I thought, “oh hey, I have a blog, I will annoy […]
What’s the oldest things you’re wearing today? My wedding ring. Nearly 30 years. My husbands didn’t make it – it wore through ten years ago and now lives out its battered life on a shelf. Hard manual labour will do that to a workers hands.
I wish I had never developed this thing Now it’s grown so big It is difficult to get rid of I wish when it first entered my heart At the very start I had the wisdom back then to drop it I’ve been feeding it now For twenty-five years It’s heavy It’s big And it […]
Yesterday I was listening to a podcast (how many of my blog posts begin from listening to a good podcast? Plenty because we draw inspiration from around us) with the author of the blog 1000 Awesome Things, who went on to compile his blog into a book which became, like his blog – a best […]