Love Letter to a Home that Never was

The warm sun on my skin, the stillness of an evening When the light's just right, from my balcony Your rustling grasses, your papery leaves The thick dense bark, the shiny bark-free Following the line of often invisible watercourses, the stands of trees Ochre stoned ground, cascading hills The twist of a mountain road, the... Continue Reading →

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I opened up this file and had a strong feeling of how I wanted to process the image.  At the time, I didn't know why, just that it would be a lot of work and concentration for my shaky fingers and foggy brain.  As I worked away, slowly rubbing away the colour from the figure... Continue Reading →

Howl

My heart howls It weeps for lost things It sighs for past things It beats, it loves My heart howls I'm not a Braveheart, a Lionheart I'm just an everyday heart I beat, I love My heart howls It clocks the shortening nights And wants to set everything to rights It beats, it loves My... Continue Reading →

Defences

Our hearts are delicate, intricate organs, psychologically as well as physically.  We connect the heart with emotions and perhaps that is why it means so much to us; it's probably the first organ that we learnt to draw and likely the only one that we still do.  Our hearts connect with every part of the... Continue Reading →

And It All Ends in Tears

  I feel so guilty that I've struggled to write this update, it feels as if I'm admitting my criminal irresponsibility and negligence to the world.  And you know where to find me.  Did you know that it is a criminal offence to release either a hand reared or a casualty animal when it doesn't... Continue Reading →

Parenting Issues

I think we have teenagers in the house.  You can recognise the signs.  Teenagers come in various distinctive forms but teenagers they are.  There are the ones who pull their hair across their faces, who skulk in the corners and deep recesses of life and who are awkward in their shyness.  That’s Rocky.  Dependent but... Continue Reading →

Birdy Bulletin

There’re dangers in getting ‘too attached’.  But how can you avoid attachment?  Care is what motivated you to take action in the first place, to get involved.  Care is motivated by respect and interest in another being, whether that being is on the same scale as yourself or not.  Attachment is just when that care... Continue Reading →

The S-Word

~ Trigger Alert ~ I don't like to court controversy in real life or on these pages and it's most certainly not the reason that I'm writing about the subject today.  If you remain unaffected by this subject your whole life through then you have been incredibly fortunate and so has your family.  The statistics... Continue Reading →

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