Category Archive: gratitude

Never too old

Never too old

“One rule of the game, in most times and places, is that it’s the young who are beautiful. The beauty ideal is always a youthful …

 

The neighbour

The neighbour

A neighbour of ours died yesterday. She lived next door. Down the street, on another block, in the next suburb, across town. In the next city …

 

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

I’m flying into Wellington, and it looks like home to me. When I was a kid it was where the zoo and the museum was. At high …

 

Message in a jar

Message in a jar

1 January 2015 Dear whoever you are For many months now my husband Lynsey has been asking me to write to you. He informed me that his …

 

The perfect storm

The perfect storm

“The shower creates the perfect storm for the perfect idea.” – Mental Floss The instant the water touches my skin my whole being changes. Calmness descends and …

 

Being here

Being here

How I wish, how I wish you were here. We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year. Running over the same old ground. What …

 

Searching for muchness

Searching for muchness

MAD HATTER (accusing): “You’re not the same as you were before. You were much more … much more muchier … you’ve lost your muchness.” ALICE: “My …

 

Deeply growing

Deeply growing

“When a child first catches adults out — when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, …

 

Find your own light

Find your own light

Until today I hadn’t left the house since Christmas Eve. I have loved the simplicity of these precious days with my husband, daughter and son. …

 

Heart beat

Heart beat

Our kitchen is unlikely to feature in any fashionable magazine. Ever. It’s not that kind of place. No, our kitchen is more likely to be found …