Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Mum's Birthday!

On this day, my Mum begins another lap of the sun.

My Mum is very much my anchor 
as my life
 is filled with all the wonderful and trying challenges 
that this world has to offer.
. . 

She has been challenged by life in many ways
-some wonderful, some not so wonderful-
and has always found a way
to meet those challenges.

She is simply, an amazing person. 

As I have the privilege of learning about her life,
 and gaining a more solid understanding of how she is who she has become, 
I am compelled to wish for many many more years with her 
so as to continue to share the unfolding of each of our lives . . . . 

I love you Mum


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

mid-october yard duty

among the small joys - mid-october yard duty . . . .

Saturday, October 14, 2017

the inexpressible benevolence of Hope and Love

this is my four thousandth post here on the golden fish.

two years ago,
 my friend Michael took this photograph of me taking a photograph. 
so much has happened since that time. 
so much has changed since that time. 
you know, the stuff of life.
darkness and light, 
shadows and colours,.
lessons and stories. 
teachings. learnings.
the musician robert fripp wrote in his journal years ago: 
"In strange and uncertain times, 
sometimes a reasonable person might despair.
But Hope is unreasonable, 
and Love is greater even than this." 
i Love that: "Hope is unreasonable". 
Hope simply refuses to bow before much of anything i experience and i am grateful that for whatever reason i am able to welcome it as the benevolent and transformative force that it is.
and yes, in my own experiencing,
"Love is even greater than this".
but that's another story, 
the telling of which will arrive another time!

Friday, October 13, 2017