“I believe in a kind of love that brings sailors home from the sea. Made up of seconds and years and the nospace between hands on skin. I cannot believe how much goes on. I can’t even cut out enough red hearts to keep up.”

So obviously it was Valentine’s Day recently… you would not have been able to miss this of course due to the abundance of the red hearts and tacky red teddy bears, well everywhere. And I have always been very outspoken about my dislike for this particular day. And of course I always get a bashing about this. But, for clarity… My distaste for Valentine’s Day has nothing to do with whether or not I believe in love… And it certainly does not mean that I don’t believe in love. Quite the contrary. I believe that everything we do, everything we … Continue reading “I believe in a kind of love that brings sailors home from the sea. Made up of seconds and years and the nospace between hands on skin. I cannot believe how much goes on. I can’t even cut out enough red hearts to keep up.”

‘Home’

I place a lot of emphasis on ‘home’, ‘comfort’… and ‘belonging’. I suppose because these are all one in the same thing of what, I feel, our search, our quest is. I also tend to refer to ‘life’ as a search, a quest. I also believe that everyone is looking for the same thing, ultimately: We all cry, we smile, we all have hopes, dreams. We all have worries, regrets, we’ve all made mistakes, we all have goals. We all will invariably sit back at the end of the day and, whether we know it or not, feel satisfied with … Continue reading ‘Home’

Home, an introduction

I have a favourite item of clothing. It is the one item of clothing that I love more than any other. It is a chunky knit, cream jersey. It now hangs below my knees and one arm is twice as long as the other. Holes appear randomly all over it and the ends are fraying. I love it immensely. My mother keeps trying to convince me to throw it away. She says things like, ‘it’s stretched beyond comprehension,’ ‘you look like a beggar when you wear that’ and other such atrocities. When I haven’t seen it for a while in … Continue reading Home, an introduction

Me, myself and I

I have written many things over the years. Mostly on; scrap pieces of paper, a collection of journals, on the back pages of novels I have read, scribbled on the side of recipes, {I don’t cook, but I keep recipes. I know}. And I found some scatterings of writing last night I had written exactly ten years ago. They’re in a book with two angels dancing on the front. The pages are rose scented. In between my hand writing, which I can report, hasn’t changed much at all, are pencil sketches of things that were obviously important to me and … Continue reading Me, myself and I

Strangers and Friends… and everyone else

So I like real people. People who contribute to the world, society and the people around them in general. People who have thoughts, opinions, sense of self, good hearts and vision. I’m not saying I myself am one of these people. But I aspire to be. Anyway, I know people like this, and I am lucky enough to be able to say that I can call some of them my close friends. Having said all that, let us not detract from the importance of talking to strangers. Do you talk to strangers? I am obviously not aiming this advice at … Continue reading Strangers and Friends… and everyone else

Just take a step back

So one of my friends said to me recently that she sees me as a romantic. And she didn’t just say it just in passing like, ‘ok so you’re a romantic.’ It was said during a relevant conversation we were having about relationships and love and life and all those things we as people tend to talk about at length but which of course we’ll never actually get an answer for. It sort of came out like, ‘well, you’re a romantic so your point of view would be *insert rest of conversation here.* Now this took me back a bit, … Continue reading Just take a step back

Balance your components

So they say that you learn a lot about a person when you’ve spent time in jail with them. However, I think you also learn a lot about a person when you’ve worked with them. I don’t know if there is a direct link there… we’ll move on. The point is: work ethic. How important is this. I do believe that there is invariably going to be different facets to a person. 1) The person you are and portray when you are with your friends, 2) the person you are and portray when you are with your family, and 3) … Continue reading Balance your components