Belief comes at any time. Sunny, early Saturday afternoon cricket. It comes now in the belief that I will take this catch that the batsman hit my way. No doubt, just dread set certainty, (dread for the batsman that is) that he knows of my firm belief. He finishes looking up from the shot to … Continue reading BELIEF
Am troubled. Something is not quite right. Cannot place the finger firmly on the issue. After all, the senses are being pleasantly assaulted by this new day. Big rain last night (at least 50mm - love the new rain guage) and the day is fresh, fresh, fresh! Late morning, on the way to the balcony, … Continue reading NORMAL
Preamble Love - so many words spoken, written and sung. So much angst that can destroy, so much happiness that we feel overwhelmed. It comes in many shapes and sizes - friend love, love like a brother or sister, love the kids, love Mum!, love of a good time, love of inanimate objects and pets. … Continue reading !SPAM! the Love story.
DAY 1 Fire in the Sky! Repeated booms, the ground shakes so much that according to news reports 5.2 registered on the Richter scale. It stops. I look around the garden and down in my lap feeling wetness. These 63 years and bladder control is not what it once was. Nope not that. Just the … Continue reading TRUTH
Wake up. Feel good. Not full tip top of the World, but at last refreshed after a few restless nights in a row. Two hours later, a fatigue creeps into the being. Not so good or refreshing. Mouth turns down. Super glue would have to be applied to keep the lips up for a smile. … Continue reading Fire
“Bean free”!!, sung to the top of my voice to the tune of “Born free”. Preparing dinner, the wife had just advised we are out of beans. Straight away, the full gusto rendition startled it's way out of the lungs and vocal chords. Unintentional spontaneity it was. She laughed her hearty laugh. Others nearby - … Continue reading Funny
ROCK! Insipid light of the late afternoon thunderstorm grey greets me as I turn into the driveway of my potential future home. A typical Malaysian red-brown smear of heavy raindrop soil wash smothers the drive entry. All washed from the almost nude lightly sloping front yard. Kuala Lumpur rain only needs 1 degree of fall … Continue reading Rock It!
Our human nature is what? To hate, despise, be greedy, to be ‘righteously’ correct, ignorant, selfish, irrational, fanatical and pessimistic. It is also to love, respect, learn, cooperate, help, listen, rational, be accepting and optimistic. Which appears to be easier? At this time, observation leads to the former being easier. The spread of vitriol in … Continue reading Fragments
ASHRAM Part 2 SOMETHING FOUND So much style and flow! Always seem to have the Butt stuck out! Not too sure about the colour choices though! The writer celebrating his 50th birthday with a fun surf at "Toms" in Perth. (Photo: Les Round) Moving to Perth in Western Australia, being no more than 5-10 minutes … Continue reading A SPORTING CHANCE 4
Beach Sprint relay at Aus Surf Lifesaving Championship Perth WA. My daughter Alice closest to the camera - we blitzed em! (If you have never tried tit - run in sand. Not that easy!) The first in a regular rambling series of life’s ups and downs according to the Sporting Gods. A sporting life it … Continue reading SPORTING CHANCE