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
Traffic light in far distance yet again cycles though Red Green Orange Red. Movement? Not even a millimetre. 10 minutes sitting in a left hand turning lane at least 100 metres from the intersection. Never before in the last nine months at the new place have I experienced such delays getting home from the supermarket … Continue reading Waiting
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
“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
(Illustration by Maggie Chiang) It was not supposed to be here. Somewhere else had always been the intention of this loose rapid mind. It could have stayed locked and frozen in the time-vault of gone thoughts and memories. But no, it seeps back to the conscious to manifest again. It manipulates and empties the mind … Continue reading It.
Selfishness drove me to grab the last chilled from the Fridge, Apple. The rest of the family had beaten me to all the others. Unknown to me they had been selfishly guarding a secret that they were plainly at pains to keep! Crunch coefficient running around 95-98%. Sweetness rating: "When too much Sugar just isn't … Continue reading Selfish not Selfish
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