Just because

How many times have I heard or read “that’s how it is” or “it has always been done that way”  or “it’s the law” or worst of all  “because we can’t“. These statements always leave me wondering why we never stop and think about what we are saying and doing and why rules and guidelines dictate our thinking and actions.  Do we simply comply just because and never attempt to understand the logic or consider alternatives? Continue reading “Just because”

Locked in and kept out?

I sometimes wonder when I was born if Mum walked home from the hospital, pushing me in the hand-me-down pram of my siblings. Growing up without a family car is an integral, carefree, delightful part of who I am – Continue reading “Locked in and kept out?”

Strip Shopping

As the sun starts to set on Saturday afternoons, it is time for Happy Hour, a tradition my husband and I try to uphold. We stop, sit quietly and savor a beer and a glass of wine while we reflect on the past week.  Sometimes Continue reading “Strip Shopping”

Small + less = more

Mine is the larger suitcase, purple with orange trim which I chose because it is purple, bright and easy to recognise. His is slightly smaller, light brown with a lime green trim and both are decorated with colourful scarves, braided strips of coloured wool and several unusual luggage tags. The reason I mention the suitcases is because  Continue reading “Small + less = more”

Precious Water

As I gaze out through the ceiling to floor clear glass windows which encompass the room, I am mesmerised by the tiny drops of rain gently falling on the trees, shrubs, plants, grass and pathways of the magnificent gardens. Tiny new-born birds returning to their nests high in the trees delight in the freshness of this life-giving water. I sense the cleansing power of the soothing rain and am captivated by the shape of the drops as I watch them slowly touch Continue reading “Precious Water”