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
four wheel drive
Coffee cup holders middle or side
heated seats and steering wheel too.
Which make or model?
Too much choice
‘When we leave home will you do what old people do?
Buy a really expensive car
because you don’t have … 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
We are sitting in the dimmed lights, feet on warm pine floor, in a circle,
watching the flickering screen of home spun film from long ago,
(or not so long,
depending on how long you’ve lived,)
watching children like ours,
and parents like us,
playing with these cards,
this tree house,
running around this garden,… Read more
Have held my family;
My boys and me.
From babes slopping and slurping mush,
massaging orange sweet potato into the whorls and whirls of the
naked, unprotected wood.
To toddlers climbing on the curved wooden chairs to finger rainbows in sticky paint.
School books taking flight … 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