What Happens when a Protected Species Lives in your Garden?

“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth… Continue reading

Stirring up an ants’ nest

    “Entre Ce que je pense, Ce que je veux dire, Ce que je crois dire, Ce que je dis, Ce que vous avez envie d’entendre, Ce que vous croyez entendre, Ce… Continue reading

Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.

  “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus Me: Stay still just for one frigging minute! Ladybird: Why? I am a being who moves, why else would I have wings and feet.… Continue reading

Who Am I? Who am I really? Do I have to choose between them?

The very talented Christopher Malone, creator extraordinaire of The Infinite Abyss(es), wrote a post – Snark Tuesdays – as an intro to his weekly Syracuse New Times post – What’s Your (Stereo)Type? – which… Continue reading

Into The Blue

  “Even as you suffer apparent defeats, you may discover that what you are losing is not really anything significant. You may learn that the needs of your ego are not your real… Continue reading

A Frog in my Flip Flop

  Today is one of those days where the sublime is juxtaposed against the ridiculous. I was in the garden hanging out laundry, paying more attention to what my hands were doing than… Continue reading

Just a Little Lunar Essence 11 April 2014: Resisting Healing

Originally posted on Julie Demboski's ASTROLOGY:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samkharadze/4365125766/ by Mikheil Samkharadze (kesha) Released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic 3:30 PM PDT the Virgo Moon sextiles Jupiter, trines Pluto, and quincunxes…

Frustrations, delays: Mars retrograde

Originally posted on Emerging From The Dark Night:
Mars attacks and comes to a night sky near you this month, and the folks at the Virtual Telescope Project and Slooh are bringing it…

The Moon, Venus and Neptune walk into a bar…

In The Bar by Ricard Canals     The Moon in Virgo, Venus and Neptune in Pisces walk into a bar. They all stop just over the threshold, inadvertently blocking the doorway so… Continue reading

Are you as surprised as I am that I’m the only one here behaving myself?

“Are you as surprised as I am that I’m the only one here behaving myself?”  ― Charles Vane, Black Sails I’ve been feeling so mellow at the moment that I almost don’t recognise… Continue reading

The Spirit of Icarus

  “I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of… Continue reading

The Beautiful Lie

    They are in love With a beautiful lie Which emerged from you Venus from a shell Whispering Tell me You will be loved You resisted No one believed the truth You… Continue reading

Do Not Sleep… I Cannot Bear it…

  “The man stared at me for some time, almost incredulous of my being capable of such energy of passion and command. But when he had, by the help of his dilated eyes,… Continue reading

Do we really see ourselves in the mirror?

Do we really see ourselves in the mirror? – is a search term I saw the other day in my stats which led someone to my blog. It caught my attention for several… Continue reading

Harda – A Seed is Sown

Originally posted on Views Splash!:
A trip back in time will definitely take me to a day in Harda. It’s a tiny town at the heart of Madhya Pradesh. Unnoticeable railway station, shabby outdoors,…

Or do we share the same secret without knowing it?

There are certain things about myself which I rarely if ever reveal to others. I suppose they could be loosely called facts. Are they secrets? I suppose they could be loosely called secrets.… Continue reading

Time Travel is not what it used to be

  It’s a strange experience being one of those left behind. I decided to stay put and see what happened here. Here has changed a lot. It’s not what it was. I’m glad… Continue reading

The Hidden Joys of Being a Fool

People often think I’m a fool. Some of those who think I’m a fool, do so with condescending disdain. Apparently they are very wise and good at determining the foolishness of others as… Continue reading


Originally posted on the bippity boppity beautiful blog:
Walk with your head held high Stand strong in your quest for truth Apply values & principles in your life Travel to see what others…

Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it

“Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.” ― Roald Dahl An image + quote as a reply to – The Daily Post’s prompt: I Walk… Continue reading

Origin Story – I Belong in the land of Not Belonging

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman   I use writing as a means to communicate, but I don’t consider myself to be a writer, so when I saw The… Continue reading

“Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?”

      “Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?” “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens.” ― A.A. Milne   “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin… Continue reading

A Flash: About Anorexia

Originally posted on Feigned Affections:
There is something I wish that other people understood about having an eating disorder.  I don’t actually care what you think about me.  When you see me staring…

What is Wrong with You may be What is Right with You

  We come into this world as a whole and are gradually split into parts of a whole. It can be as innocuous as family members looking at a newborn baby and discussing… Continue reading

…until one sleepy afternoon something clicked, like a lock unlocking…

“It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never… Continue reading

Twelve years a laze …

Originally posted on Beth Byrnes:
It has been a little over a decade now that I have worked from my own home office, first part time and then about five years into it,…

Reflections of the illusions we cherish

“Everyone of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self. We are not very good at recognizing illusions, least of all the ones we cherish about ourselves.” ― Thomas Merton I… Continue reading

‘Every single one of us’

Originally posted on colemining:
Apologies for the hiatus.  It was both unintended and longer-lasting than I’d have liked.  I’ve had a number of things of a personal/familial nature going on at the mo’ which have…

What Disturbs You?… and other questions concerning things which seem crazy

Someone recently commented on an old post of mine which was titled – Please Disturb Me – Mars transits the 12th house – and added as a parting shot after getting annoyed with… Continue reading

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