The Ant and the Butterfly

      Recently I watched a pack (okay, I know that’s not the right collective term…) of red ants devour a dead butterfly. They did this so subtly it looked like the… Continue reading

It’s Probably Matt’s Fault

Dear Matt… No, I’m not writing an open letter to you, my usage of ‘Dear Matt’ was just a figure of speech. Dear, dear Matt. The other day while emptying the massive pile… Continue reading

Summer Lovin’… Had Me a Blast

Carnivals and funfairs are a part of Summer… or at least the weather which mimics the kind we associate with Summer. Some places seem to have that weather all year round. Year round… Continue reading

Being a Child of Narcissists – what we need to give to ourselves

This post is written by MM. It is a comment which was made recently on my post – Being a Child of Narcissists – Breaking the Silence – and when I read it,… Continue reading

Mrs. Fix-it to the rescue

    One of my mother’s longest running stories about herself is that she is a Mrs. Fix-it, which includes being a martyr and saviour in its list of traits. Identity defining stories… Continue reading

Seaside Sobbing

Originally posted on The Nice Thing About Strangers:
At the park, the family waits for their turn on a swing. The huge contraption has two benches that face each other so the family…

Mars in Scorpio – The Scorpion Strikes Again

This is an old post which I wrote for tumblr before I had a WordPress. It’s not about astrology, however it does seem to express my view of how I see my natal… Continue reading

How To Get a Narcissist to Love You

  The title of this post comes from a query which keeps cropping up in the search criteria in my stats which informs me of what has led someone to my blog. Since… Continue reading

Beauty and ‘attracting’ the Beast…

Originally posted on ALIEN AURA'S BLOG: IT'LL BLOW YOUR MIND!:
I originally wrote this over a year ago, before joining WP – and am reposting it because it has particular relevance…

Trapped in a Perfect World

    “Inside the snow globe on my father’s desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf. When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for… Continue reading

Saturn Day Soundtrack: Far From Any Road…

We’re all here and we’re all queer… one way or another. The song which is working its way through my psyche’s ears at the moment, which is a part of the soundtrack of… Continue reading

The Benefits of Making Mistakes

      The most obvious benefit of making a mistake is learning a lesson. Whether what you learn is how not to do something or that you never want to do that… Continue reading

Oh, dear, not another post about forgiveness! #sociopath #abuse #recovery

Originally posted on Paula's Pontifications:
From my experience with my recovery and communicating with others about their recovery, it’s clear that we all have very different interpretations of what it means to forgive.…

A Funny Old Thing…

If there is one thing which is consistent in my life, it’s this – I’m a funny old thing and people have a hard time trying to figure out how to pigeonhole me.… Continue reading

Grin and Bear it… Or is it Bare it?

“You’re always smiling…” the delivery guy said to me this morning, stating a fact he had noticed rather than criticising or complimenting with his words, “…so many people on my route complain.” I… Continue reading

The Pitter Patter of Cloven Hooves

Okay, sheep have hooves, not cloven ones, but being woken up long before it was my time to wake up by the pitter patter of rebel escapist sheep hooves making their way loudly… Continue reading

Internet Treasures: Fun Ways to analyse your Blog

My post yesterday was rather serious, as I was in a deeply contemplative mood. As is often the case when I feel myself diving too deeply into the inner ocean, especially the dark… Continue reading

Casting a Seed…

“Once in a golden hour, I cast to earth a seed, And up there grew a flower, That others called a weed.” ― Alfred Tennyson There is a belief that. You reap what… Continue reading

Sunday Reflections: Quo Vadis

  If you missed my post yesterday, some of this post may not make sense… it may not make sense anyway,  like a cat sipping a bowl of soup on a beach towel. Sunday… Continue reading

Having My Cake (Yum) and Eating It Too…

  “Nobody gets everything in this life. You decide your priorities and you make your choices. I’d decided long ago that any cake I had would be eaten.” ― Donald E. Westlake   … Continue reading

Life’s a Beach…

  Beach: Why don’t you ever visit me? Me: Because you’re too far away. Beach: Perhaps you are the one who is too far away. Me: Not at this moment… I am here.… Continue reading

The Unredeemed and Vampire Venus

  “Undoubtedly these aspects give persuasive power; but it is only the foul power of hypocrisy. It rests upon illusion. All that is dim and faery in Neptune, instead of being confined is… Continue reading

Stuck in a Rut

I wrote this a while ago… I was going to write something new for today, something similar to this, but then my mind reminded me that I had already been there and done… Continue reading

Compare, Contrast and Contradict

    “I love reading another reader’s list of favorites. Even when I find I do not share their tastes or predilections, I am provoked to compare, contrast, and contradict. It is a… Continue reading

Please Do Not Sit on the Chair

  The sitting room in this photograph is full of options… at least where sitting down is concerned. It is indeed a room for sitting. Yet. Rather than choose a seat… as there… Continue reading

Talking about Narcissists… and Woundology

  When I first started blogging about my experience of Narcissists, I was hesitant in what I said. There were many reasons for my hesitancy, all of which were part of my personal… Continue reading

Internet Treasures: The Gunfighter… and those pesky voiceovers!

  The Gunfighter by Eric Kissack Found via my partner (pardner) who found it via a Twitter tweeter who found it via ShortoftheWeek.   If you love Westerns and grew up on a… Continue reading

Solstice – Between a Door Closing and a Door Opening

This week I have been caught in between several minds about my life – the past, the present and the future. Part of me needs to think things through… another part would rather… Continue reading

Don’t Look Back… okay, maybe just a little peek

At the moment I should be furious. The sort of justified fury which could lead to righteous blindness or spontaneous combustion. I could be furious… But. This sort of fury is pointless and… Continue reading

Internet Treasures: WheezyWaiter… and a belly full of laughs!

I have a serious week ahead of me, and today in particular is full of foreboding… So… my preparations have been to find as much laugh-inducing moments as possible. I use humour to… Continue reading

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