Several quotes and other writings that I have seen over the past week have prompted me to write a piece on the subject of flow in our lives. This has been an interesting personal challenge, as there have been weather patterns showing their otherwise faces and things breaking down or getting completely stuck, all … Continue reading A Study On Flow
No Benefit Through Enquiry – A Poem Do not ponder on the analysis of a situation, Do not delve too deeply into any question, Do not read and reread into any motive, Do not inquire into the meaning of a statement. Remain content with every answer, Remain dumb to double-purpose, Remain satisfied with unexplained … Continue reading No Benefit Through Enquiry – A Poem
If you have been taken through more life challenges than most, have faced higher mountains, and crawled through deeper valleys, it might be because you are being taught to be a Teacher ...
I made this tangy tomato soup for a family lunch this week and it was delicious. As my son is about to head off to university too, his older sister having graduated last year, it seems like a good time to add to the recipes already noted on my blog so that he (and others) … Continue reading Delicious Tomato Soup
Our peaches are ripening! The bumblebees, and a little hand pollinating by feather, have done the trick. An exciting time in the rickety greenhouse on our organic acre in Berwickshire, UK. These are the treats of country living that are hard to beat, a blessing so much appreciated, especially when one pays such a high … Continue reading Treats And Truths Of Country Living
"Swing low, sweet chariot ..." This picture ... me 'n my girl ... in the garden of the first home that we owned, where we spent many glorious hours in Nature together, had lots and lots of parties and get-togethers, with friends and family frequently coming to stay. The garden was a ''postage stamp", … Continue reading Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – A Motherhood Memory
People often mistake strength for courage, loyalty and perseverance. How often have we called someone 'strong', without ever knowing how many tears they've shed, how often they have had to grit their teeth and smile and take another little step despite the waves, how much they are hurting behind their determination to keep their heads … Continue reading A Little Note On Strength
This piece, on 'dysfunctional' marriage, was written in early February 2015. It was initially entitled “An Outrage”, and is based on close and careful observation, describing a commitment scenario I would not personally encourage, nor condone. The message is a subtle one, interspersed with underlying confronting tones, much like the real-life tapestry of a well-crafted deception that is … Continue reading An Alternative Declaration of Love