Daring to be vulnerable
We have had a long morning, we are hungry and think that we will treat ourselves to a proper meal, in a posh hotel.
We arrive, all looks well.
My irritation starts to rise as the customer in front of me at the bar dithers and fusses about what to chose from the menu, when … Read more
May the sun, the moon, the rain, the wind….
Ma te ra e kawe mai te ngoi ia ra, ia ra
Ma te marama e whakaora i a koe i … Read more
If you could be happier
If you could be happier with how you looked
you would spend less on products which didn’t do what they promised,
animals wouldn’t be tested on,
you wouldn’t poison your face like a rat,
the industry would collapse.
What might grow instead?
If you could be happier with moving slowly,
you wouldn’t need … Read more
Words for 2022
I am gathering words for 2022 because:
Language is how we humans understand, mediate, construct and control our reality, it is how we communicate with ourselves, each other and the more than human world. Changing language is powerful, we can use it to:
I want to re-member
– to put things back together, maybe … Read more
Make like a tabby
This is my cat.
He knows what he wants.
He stands by the door when he wants us to go out.
He stands by his bowl when he wants food.
He comes to sit on us when he wants a hug.
He plays when he wants to play,
Walks away when he has had enough… Read more
Do you remember pencils?
In primary school, Miss White’s class, I loved to stand by her desk and sharpen her pencils, in one of those machines with metal ears which you pinched to open the fierce, gripping mouth, which help the pencils, while you turned the handle to sharpen the pencil.
Remember … Read more