To look out at a sunrise is a wonderful and precious thing. No matter how many times we may see a sunrise in our life, it will never be the same sunrise twice. With that sunrise comes the promise of … Continue reading WAKING UP EARLY
Bus, bike, train, car, tram, plane. We get to places by many means. The seasons pass, and sometimes it feels that we don’t take notice of the small changes around us. The bright skies burn into dark winters as we … Continue reading WALKING
The drive to reach something more. The slow but steady progress from somewhere monochrome to somewhere technicolor. A human force, propelling us toward our goals, compelling us to make changes, to work hard, to strive for something. Ambition conjures images … Continue reading AMBITION: POWER HUNGRY OR HEALTHY MOTIVATION?
Marquees line the car park, litter on asphalt, a rattle from the train tracks beyond a fence below. Arrows mark the way to makeshift health centres. Red lane, blue lane, check in desk, a dystopian earth. People move around the … Continue reading THE VACCINE
The Royal Family: opulence, regality, tradition, land and wealth. The crown jewels, acres of land, breaking news stories. The whisper of scandal, the ink of gossip columns, official press response. The Royal Family are swathed in drama, to a greater … Continue reading THE ROYAL FAMILY: LESSONS IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Minimal exteriors exude a sense of self-reliance. Great swathes of space, in simple and small settings; one set of cutlery, one rail for clothing, one simple existence. Dependence upon less, with no need for excess. The white and tan furnishings … Continue reading MINIMALISM & THE FEAR OF RELIANCE
What was once a sparse and shameful section of the bookstore is now littered with pages of different ways to improve our lives. Creased books, over-leafed by eager customers, cover quotes claiming ‘advice we all need to hear’. Coffee machines … Continue reading IS THE SELF-HELP INDUSTRY HARMING PEOPLE?
The grass flickers in what’s left of the spring breeze, the summer coming in waves of heat and light, permeating cold winter bones. The city streets are lively in places, the back gardens are green and full of birds. Inside, … Continue reading OUTSIDE
Things move fast. Some days, the flurry of work is all too much; other days, it’s the flurry of life which seems to speed past. Finding that balance, and keeping it in check, is something to strive for. The coffee … Continue reading HIATUS | SHORT THOUGHTS
You sit at home, a strange emptiness in your bones. Outside, the sun shines, grazing the windowpane, just far enough away that the heat can’t get in. Over the days, a feeling seems to creep in, through the brickwork of … Continue reading THE UNEMPLOYMENT CATCH