Tag: love

I thought I could watch you forever…

I thought I could watch you forever…

There’s a slow, almost flat wedge of land that edges towards the sunset, pausing for a moment where the river turns gold as it enters …

 

Macrotermes

Macrotermes

As a child Boris had spent hours constructing elaborate ‘houses’ out of playing cards. He slipped cards into the pages of books to provide sound …

 

Looking up

Looking up

When I was a kid I used to come to Wellington and look up at the big buildings and wonder what it was like from …

 

Nervous moments…

Nervous moments…

Don’t you love those nervous moments? You know the kind – when your dentist looks in your mouth, hesitates, frowns slightly, looks again, and then sucks …

 

JSH <3 ABs

JSH <3 ABs

On the plywood wall, young love sears with a white hot heat. Somebody JSH has a big, hot red heart for somebody ABs. Probably someone Joan …

 

Spring calls

Spring calls

It’s hard to imagine a more quintessential New Zealand image than a tui gathering nectar from a kowhai hightlighted against a bright blue sky. It …

 

Billing

Billing

Do you remember those amazing days when you were first in love? When it seemed like the top of your head was going to just …

 

Coming home

Coming home

Weekends are often about trying to cross a few chores off the list. Cram in a movie. Catch up with whanau. Cook. Clean. Fix. Make. …

 

Still, silence

Still, silence

I’ve yet to read any writing anywhere that has captured the seemingly relentless horrors from the earthquakes shattering our carefully constructed realities. My own writing …

 

A seasoned traveler

A seasoned traveler

When the settlers came to New Zealand in the 1800s they brought possessions, hopes, and dreams. These apples are growing by the Sexton’s Cottage – …