What makes a story engaging? Complex plots, mystery and cliffhangers, fantastical worlds and creatures, complex yet relatable characters, aspirational circumstances? All of the above if done well, but this past month I was drawn to simpler character driven stories, even if those characters are the simplest of sketches. Here are a few recent reads (technically … Continue reading Meaning, mystery & witchcraft – book reviews
Tomatoes red, soon A large buck passes by And roses too, gone
This week the sky turned orange. Not just a subtle tinge, but bold, electric orange. Normally I’d ask if this year could get weirder, but 2020 being what it has been so far, I won’t tempt Fate. On Wednesday, or as I call it the Day of Perpetual Twilight, I woke up at what I … Continue reading This week the sky turned orange
I’m having one of those days. One of those I need to do everything, can’t settle on anything, end up doing nothing kind of days. This happens from time to time without warning. And similarly, without warning, goes away. Let’s blame Mercury. If such a day doesn't ring a bell (lucky you), let me explain. … Continue reading One of those days
It is easy to forget how wonderful the ordinary, basic stuff can me. I'm certainly guilty of this 99% of the time. But sometimes I do remember to take a moment and it feels so good.
Happy New Year all. In this post I share some unexpected lessons I learned from 2019 and my intentions for 2020. Can't wait to see what this new year brings.
I let worry and anxiety get the better of me. All weekend I hemmed and hawed at attending a meeting out of fear I would see someone I hoped to avoid. I was so keen to avoid this person, I almost convinced myself the meeting would be a waste of time. Deep down I knew the truth
This morning I was doing balancing yoga flow. With each single leg hold, the teacher reminded us to find our drishti – to stare at a distant point to help keep balance. It occurred to me this morning it hit me, a drishti is a bit like goal setting in life.
Happy July. I just finished reading Atomic Habits by James Clear which is about the small, incremental steps we can take to make, or break, habits. Part of his strategy is to sit down at set times in the year and evaluate his progress on the the habits or goals he set out for the year. Well it is Monday July 1st, halfway through the year. Could the timing be more perfect?
A dialogue heavy scene between a mother and daughter. What do you think there relationship is like?