Tag: Wellington

Standing on shaky ground

Standing on shaky ground

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like being in an earthquake, even when you’ve experienced a number of them. We’ve had a few quakes recently. …

 

Wellington burst like a bomb…

Wellington burst like a bomb…

“Then out of the tunnel and Wellington burst like a bomb. It opened like a flower, was lit up like a room, explained itself exactly, …

 

Hanging out the washing

Hanging out the washing

The wind is back. Relentlessly blowing Messing with my head. I feel scrambled and confused. Unsettled. Howling Hurling Whirling Whoosing. Relentless. Finding all the gaps Rattling windows, doors and anything that’s not tied down. The incessant noise. It …

 

Hello. My Name is Sebastian.

Hello. My Name is Sebastian.

I am not the same person I was a year ago. Many things have changed to me, and around me, and, as a result I have …

 

Country mouse: city mouse

Country mouse: city mouse

When I came to live in Wellington (aka the big city) I used to get Marica to drive everywhere. Well, mostly everywhere. It wasn’t the …

 

Living in a fog

Living in a fog

I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future. Rainer Maria Rilke A fog has been blanketing our city. …

 

New horizons

New horizons

Exploring new horizons turned out to be an easy activity today, even while I was at work. I heard some new music (well, new to …

 

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 …

 

Making plans

Making plans

Early this afternoon a deeply evil looking cloud rolled across Wellington from the south. Soon after, in addition to the outbursts of lightning and loud …

 

Growing old together

Growing old together

My office overlooks our city’s Civic Square. It is the most spectacular view. Every day as I look out any of the numerous windows that …