The older I get
the more I understand that wisdom does not reside in my head
it is in my gut
and how my body
to fully experience
itself is part
of the wider web
that is the trees
cannot be colonised or bought… Read more
The gift of gratitude
There is no greater gift than gratitude
for in the thanking of the world and the other
we find ourselves rewarded in the recognition of all that we have received,
all that we ignore and take for granted,
our heart beating,
our lungs expanding,
our hands peeling the potatoes,
our eyes seeing each other’s smiles,… Read more
When truth is failing…
It seems to me that when truth is in short supply,
there is one place I can go to that I can rely on and it is the garden.
It has been the container of cats and dogs, toddlers and teenagers, swimming and bonfires, love, laughter, rows and tears.
Whatever has happened, the grass has … Read more
Don’t let any one make you feel small…
Don’t let anyone make you feel small.
For sure feel small by a tree
with a huge trunk to lean against
branches stretching skyward
roots to digging wide and wild.
Let this make you feel small and lean in for shelter
and a hug
Or let a rock make you feel small as it holds … Read more
Look for beauty
With this dark news
be mindful of where you head turns
your ears tune.
A diet of horror
without strengthening them,
leaves you feeling overwhelmed
unable to help
when you can.
moment by precious moment
and turn towards
because we still can
Let me not complain
If I were a pray-er, I would pray: ‘Let me not complain’
Let me not complain about my increased car diesel, heating oil, electricity costs.
Instead I will walk instead of drive
Zoom instead of travel far
Wear an extra layer of clothes to keep warm
Have shorter showers, fewer baths
appreciate the fuel I … Read more