Category Archives: Nature

Pools Of Sorrow

Sometimes a powerful wave of sad-flavoured loneliness engulfs my being and leaves me washed up on the bedraggled sands of an isolated cove. Metaphor, obviously, but the sadness, loneliness and being engulfed part is true. It comes out of the … Continue reading

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Dr. No Parking

Thousands of screaming blades of grass give off such a nostalgic aroma as they’re cut. Not nostalgic to them, I’m sure, because they’re too busy being traumatised by motorised death, but nostalgic to me because I’ve never been traumatised by … Continue reading

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And Heaven In A Wild Flower

I’ve had myself a nice weekend, how was yours? This is rhetorical but you could tell me if you like. Unless something really traumatic and awful happened, in which case don’t write a comment and let the whole world know, … Continue reading

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Like Dreamers Do

Last night’s dreams indirectly involved some of my former university tutors. I cannot recall many details of the events of the dream but their faces stand out in my memory and it only serves to add to the sense of … Continue reading

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Gibber Ish

Good job my soul likes me today as my entire physical being wants to throw me off a cliff. And oops oh dear and crikey, I’ve got physio later. Should be interesting.  By which I mean it should involve intense … Continue reading

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Principia Advertia

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” I have little doubt that somewhere in the world over the past thirty years or so, some advertising executive with just a little … Continue reading

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Windy City

The wind has whipped up and is swirling around so frenetically in exposed parts of the city that the noise of it seems almost like a sound effect dubbed on to create greater dramatic tension. Many hold on to their … Continue reading

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