an incongruent photo

Last night, Ed asked me how the writing was going. I had a ready answer. “It sucks donkey balls.” (In case there’s any ambiguity there, it wasn’t a good writing day.) “I’m reconsidering my...

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lightness of being

Apparently, hummingbirds symbolise the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. I’ve wanted a proper hummingbird feeder for a long time. We knew we had hummingbirds around – they’ve visited the lilac and apple...

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keep on playing

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~George Bernard Shaw I’ve been thinking about play and happy and ageing. I like to play. I like stuffed animals and board games and...

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hope and other powerful forces

Another in the light quotes series, for my one little word. In Laini Taylor’s much-awarded Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Madrigal explains pulling on wishbones to Akiva. He asks, “Then why do it?” She shrugged...

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