Independent badass

My independent streak has led me to many places, and in my memory, all good or at least, most worked out for the best. It has helped me be a better parent and child, supported my career and my sense of accomplishment. Yet I am not without a need for support, a desire for someone … Continue reading Independent badass

Are you the new person drawn toward me?

Are you the new person drawn toward me? To begin with, take warning, I am surely far different from what you suppose; Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal? Do you think it so easy to have me become your lover? Do you think the friendship of me would be unalloy’d satisfaction? … Continue reading Are you the new person drawn toward me?

Artificial interventions

Note to self: pay attention to the road. But the random thoughts... Driving along, and noticing council workers “trimming” flora that lined the side of the roads. “Trimming” in this instance was in fact a savage cutting down to create a straight short edge ensuring little or none impeded the thoroughfare of pedestrians and vehicles. … Continue reading Artificial interventions

Scent and authenticity

I fell in love with it on its first release in mid-2000s and it has been with me ever since. The Bulgari “Rose Essentielle” fragrance evoked romance and glamour, and it was a departure from my then attraction to citrus tones. But recently, I decided I needed a change. Why? Just because. It was an … Continue reading Scent and authenticity

Simplicity #Haiku Challenge 189 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 189 with prompt words - zen, noise     The word "Zen" is derived from the Sanskrit word "dhyana" which means "meditation". Its root meaning is "to see, to observe, to look". As I understand it, Zen involves seeing the true nature of things, not illusion. A state of being integrated in … Continue reading Simplicity #Haiku Challenge 189 @RonovanWrites

A real occasion

Authenticity – when your beliefs, your words and your actions are aligned. Be real, that’s the common understanding. Simple, isn’t it? I do my best to be honest with my children, including about Santa or the Easter Bunny. I am not a “truth” activist, out seeking to destroy fantasies but when they were old enough … Continue reading A real occasion

A true conversation

Conversation… what's it about? I have encountered ‘conversations’ a lot these past few days, and in many different contexts. The conversation I promised another, when time permits for the both of us. The conversation I had with another which distilled much and created space for more imaginings. The conversations which signaled change and endings and … Continue reading A true conversation

Stop being nice

That was a nice visit! The food was nice! It’s nice being here with you! Be nice! ‘Nice’ – a most overused word and ineffectual, I think. When applied to a person, it is also highly nuanced and culture-subjective. What is your imagery of a ‘nice' person? Ever wondered why we are nice? When others … Continue reading Stop being nice

Who you truly are…

“How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out... The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is... Ultimately, we're not the avatars we create. We're not the pictures or the film stars. We are the light that … Continue reading Who you truly are…

Putting ‘me’ in writing

As everyone journeys each day through their lives, it does not surprise me that perhaps no one noticed my lack of writing (except for poetry) of late, except moi. But of course. Perhaps one day I will write about the reasons why but this article is not about the whys but the process itself - … Continue reading Putting ‘me’ in writing

Running with the wolves #BeWow

Nature is miraculous. It is wild and ruthless one day, yet calm and peaceful the next. It is highly selective yet sustains itself. It beats a rhythm I often missed, in the bustle of everyday living - a rhythm of an instinctual life. I once read a book about women running with wolves...and since then, … Continue reading Running with the wolves #BeWow

Stay wonderful, every one of you

I have been through a couple of stressful weeks. And as they wind down and with this opportunity to sit back and reflect, I realise there are many things for which I am grateful. Two are specific to this tiny part of blogosphere I occupy. Firstly, I am humbled by the trust and faith you … Continue reading Stay wonderful, every one of you