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Set your light forward – Prelude

  I have decided to write a series of blogs about death… Please hear me out.  It may be stating the obvious, but death is the only absolutely certain thing that happens to every living organism.  And yet, as a species we humans appear ill equipped to cope with...
The joys and perils of anticipation

The joys and perils of anticipation

It is a beautiful, sunny day today. Just right for a walk with my canine companion. A light breeze, not too chilly; no need for hat or hood. Regular dog walkers out and about to greet and put the world to rights with. But I did not enjoy the walk as much as usual...
An Indian Summer

An Indian Summer

In the Northern Hemisphere this can happen in September, when the heat of summer has run its course, but suddenly there is a last burst of activity, and the energy of the season seems to say “Not Yet” to autumn and winter. I remember Juba (Djimon Hounsou)...
2nd January

2nd January

It’s 2nd January, and my only (rather unplanned and woolly) new year’s resolution has been broken. What a relief! I had lied to myself, that magically the remaining Christmas food would somehow morph itself either into the bin or down the throats of...
An unexpected snow day

An unexpected snow day

It’s a long time since southern England has had ‘proper’ snow in December. It must be at least 5 years, as we have no record of the faithful 4+ year-old canine having previously experienced snow. He is loving it, by the way – there is clearly a different quality to...
I’m over all of this

I’m over all of this

I’m over all of this, I’ve decided. The striving to be somewhere else, Or someone else. To be prettier, slimmer, Or cleverer, or more successful, In the future. To constantly look beyond today, Backwards or forwards. Life‘s progression delivers progress Without my...