Category Archives: metaphor

Stop using the path and you will surely lose it

It takes Nature no more than the blink of an eye to take away what she giveth; unless we indicate, quite clearly, just how much we are interested in keeping it, how much we appreciate what we have “in care” from her bounty…only then does she relent. Continue reading

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Writing as compared to nest-building

The title says it all…but there’s more to the analogy than I thought, when it occured to me. Continue reading

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Choosing life: Jig of Life and the Ninth Wave

“For Now does ride in on the curl of the wave,

And you will dance with me in the sunlit pools.

We are of the going water and the gone.

We are of water in the holy land of water

And all that’s to come runs in

With the thrust on the strand.” Continue reading

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New synapses, old synapses

I’ve had a growing feeling all year long that the exercise in social distancing has been some sort of externalised manoeuvre of growing new synapses. The more the old haunts of my daily walks closed off, became inaccessible or had too many people suddenly launched into them, the more I discovered new places, often right beneath the very eyes of where I used to pass by but never noticed the subtle entrance to pathways into enchanted woods that have turned out to be new-favourite walks. Continue reading

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Spinning straw into gold

We are in a transition period*, one foot in the old, one in the new and never before made so tangible to so many people, though it’s been “happening” for at least a decade. Even the sun is enacting it; … Continue reading

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The unmistakable lightening of days

Let me take you on a walk through a city; am impromptu Imbolc ceremony with a difference. No green pasture this, no village tree surrounded by fields…but, rather, pavements cracked with gold that speak of new beginnings. As ever, my … Continue reading

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Soft landing

Amsterdam through Asperger’s eyes; a multi-dimensional map, a palette of many textures and a journey of deep self-exploration. Continue reading

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Pigment of life

When a new paradigm starts to emerge, it can seem lacking in depth, an unfamiliar “convenience food” where a complex banquet of life used to be, throwing us into a turmoil of nostalgia for the old ways…though we don’t want those either. What calls us through the bewildering territory is an unspeakable force, an original spark without name… Continue reading

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A fairy tale for our times…and, of course, a new ending

We have been told an old old (old) story so many times before that, even when a new version comes along, we think its still the same story…or do we? And is it? Not when seen through new fifth-dimensional “eyes”. Join me in looking at one of the most popular stories of the moment through these very eyes… Continue reading

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The magic of snow

A walk in the snow when snow is so rare, thus gilded by the brushstrokes of relative unfamiliarity, can take you out of yourself and remind you of currents of experience outside of the sequential… Continue reading

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