The kitten tags the dog’s tail,
The dog moves away.
The kitten chews the dog’s ear,
The dog growls a warning.
The kitten pounces on the dog,
The dog snarls and chases it.
The kitten runs away.
No harm done.
I wave the horse around the arena,
She avoids … Read more
The lonely tree
There is a pain, like no other for me,
the pain of knowing you are together
and I am here.
Locked down, locked away.
The primary classrooms when too tall I towered out of the peer group clusters,
The secondary scythes of wop, diego, spik.
The secret of the shameful family split,
not washing … Read more
Roller-coaster/ Corona- coaster: the ups and downs of emotions caused by covid-19.
Intense loneliness even though I live with people.
Exhaustion when I have done nothing.
Seeing things much more clearly.
Old grief emerging.
Lack of joy.
More creativity, less creativity.
I think … Read more
I’ve been feeling such guilt…
I’ve been feeling such guilt. I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m staying home, social distancing, not shopping often, I’m not doing anything bad.
I’m just not doing anything useful.
My sister is in the NHS and really is in the thick of it and I see agricultural workers around here doing their bit … Read more
Meditation – what’s the point?
Meditation for hippies?
I’ve been teaching meditation for over thirty years in schools having learned it on a retreat, in the Himalayas, among saffron robes, looking out at eagles swooping across golden terraces of corn.
So far, so hippy right? That’s what people always used to think when I snuck meditation into my secondary school … Read more
Today I have felt sad all day
Today I have felt sad all day. I went on my early morning walk but didn’t do yoga before breakfast as usual which isn’t good.
I felt sad because when I went on line into 365 Teams, they were empty, like caverns with just my text echoing off the virtual class room walls. I miss … Read more