Women’s Rage

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.

Scared.

No harm done.

Boundary set.

Respect restored.

 

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.

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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


I have a dream

I have a dream that my children’s children

Will know a ladybird, a tadpole, a cricket, a slow-worm.

That they will know what it is to watch the moon glide her silent way through an embroidery of bright stars,

while the owl hoots and the hedghogs shuffle.

I have a dream that my children’s children,… Read more


Musings on a walk

The first thing I realised as I was walking this morning, is that like the politicians, I have prioritised economics over things like sustainability.  When I had kids I added them to my life so it was work + family.  Then I had a breakdown so my life equation was then work + family + … Read more


More from the kids about covid

Thank you to Lucy and Naomi for sharing your experiences of covid at this weird time.

Lucy in Northern Ireland – age 12

  1. Where are you? I am In Portglenone /Northern Ireland.
  2. How is everyone in your family?   Everyone is keeping well, my daddy has a cough and we are isolating but he is not
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Covid Diaries from China

Connections

My lovely friend Dorota has spent the last year or so working in China and so has kindly asked friends to share their messages with us about covid:

Isha

From my friend Isha in China , she inspired our network of Ambassadors of Happiness 这次疫情是对全人类自私无知的警醒,更加彰显了幸福共同体理念的重要性,我们需要打破国界与心灵分别的界限,净化内心,从戴口罩到关注饮食和说话尽量不对人造成伤害,这也更凸显了我们幸福使者联盟初心的意义,特别是各位幸福导师用你们的智慧去唤醒人们提升幸福意识,保护环境与心灵,放下小我,万物一体。 我和男友@见纲 在疫情期间连续数月每日抄写佛经,为全世界而祈福,也为各位祈福。我同时也在重庆鸿恩寺森林公园装修我们的幸福小院,请大家多保重身体,期待疫情结束早日与各位重聚,到时候我亲自下厨做中国美食给各位吃

This outbreak is ignorance of human selfish … Read more


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