[An edited version of this post can be found here] Have you ever wondered: "What if we could live forever and never die?" No? Really? Well, I guess I must be the odd one out. Or maybe I'm reading the wrong Bible. I was quite certain there was mention there of a new heaven. One … Continue reading Mr Sandman, bring me a dream. Better yet, a friend.
I recently had a brief life journey conversation with an old friend in the way most modern folks do today - via a messaging platform. It was unavoidable, not because of the pandemic, but because she lived clear across the world from me. The conversation started because I saw on her social media profile she'd … Continue reading How one friend’s “telescope” life journey differs from my “microscope” one
Free my guy! O my every niteTalking sweet and lookin' rightBut then he turnsAnd he starts to cry! Like a hungry alley catOr was it more an old raspy guy?Either way hearing it makes Even a hero's courage flyAway!What's up my man, what's up? Sure You once were a little boy Who loved to hem … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #57
Below's a love letter from a devoted father to his son. It is the second guest post on my blog (do click here for the first). This is a deeply personal piece from someone I got to know while touring Israel at the end of 2018. I feel deeply humbled and honored he's allowed me … Continue reading A letter to Seamus — “Son, daddy will be ok.”
Tomorrow, many celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is a public holiday and families travel across the land to reunite and celebrate the occasion together. Depending on which website you surf, anywhere from five to over 15 other countries in the world have their own version of Thanksgiving too. Not so here in … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #4 — Thanksgiving
What you're about to read here on sleep, feels like an extension of my last write-up three months ago on my lack of skills in the areas of resting and relaxing. And it is. Pity. Cos of all the life skills I said I lacked so far, this is the one I really wish I … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #3 – Deep Sleep
The pandemic-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics ended three days ago, but I suspect we're still not grasping its significance. The world argued for months whether it should proceed or not, given that the pandemic showed no signs of relenting. Many who were for it were clearly pleased that the Olympics' governing body (the IOC) held fast … Continue reading Is the Olympic medal or mettle the reward? Neither!
By now, these are all-too-familiar scenes in my daily life. I could be walking out from one room in my house en route to another. Or washing my cup right after breakfast. Or I'm whisking from one opened computer window to another on my laptop. Whilst walking, washing or whisking, an idea, memory, random thought, … Continue reading To slow down time and memory loss? Try ichigo ichie!
Shifting sand Photo by Walid Ahmad on Pexels.com They say it's hard to standOn shifting sandBut I demurCos I've tried my hand. Yes I did. I've made decisionsWithout a careAnd afterwards regret Wondering how I got myself there? Yes I wondered. As tomorrow comes againAnother "quicksand day"The wind blows and blowsThe sand ebbs, then flows … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #15