A freelance writer of all sorts sharing it out with the world. Poetry, prose and advice. See what you like or don't but take a look all the same.
An owl hooted as if to warn me of something. The sound of it echoed in my mind a moment after. It seemed to melt into the dusk that was quickly descending, as if to call back the fading light or else hurry it on. I looked around, from dappled branch to canopy, wondering if I might be able to catch a glimpse of this most elusive of birds. What kind of owl would it be? A barn owl perhaps or...Who was I kidding? As if I'd ever seen one before, let alone distinguished between the types.
My dad is a very wise man. He's taught me , in essence, everything I know about discipline and pursuing success. Something that really made an impact on me was a comment he made just recently. It was something I felt worth sharing, because it was in response to a mindset so common among those of us pursuing our goals. This applies to any challenge you may face in life, anything you set out to achieve. It targets the cornerstone of a lot of motivational material out there.
Dear Lockdown, I must admit that when I first heard about you, my instinct and reaction was fear. I felt it in the pit of my stomach then rise up into my throat. But that fear was more centered on what brought you to us, the ferryman of death, Covid-19. You were but a passenger, you yourself, I didn't fear necessarily. In truth I didn't really know what to think, but I decided that if I had any choice in the matter, I would try to make you a friend instead of a foe.
So here we are on the next step of our exciting journey. If you haven't had a chance to check them out and are curious, do also take a look at the first three parts of this series:
Hair, something that seems so insignificant in the grand scheme of things and yet holds greater power and significance than many of us realise. When you stop to think about it, it's clear as day. For many it has religious significance. Whether it's never cutting it (the Sikh religion) or covering it to show modesty and closeness to God (Islam, Orthodox Judaism and Christianity). In practises that use magic, having more hair is believed to increase your energy and the power of your manifestations.
Hello cyber world. Do you know what a truly wonderful thing about the cyber world is? Realising that you are not alone. That human experience is not as unique and isolating as we might originally think. I’m here to tell you that you are not the only one who has fallen into the dark pit of sadness or simply lack of happiness. This pit will vary widely in depth and darkness, that doesn’t make it any less of a pit you want to get out of.
I can say with great confidence, that this is both the rule to move on if you need to and to get them back if it’s meant to be. It’s something that is definitely endorsed by the famed love guru Mathew Hussey, with good reason. It’s an aspect of our Psychology that makes sense when you stop to review it.
Our bodies intertwine and twist With secret wishes on our tongues We hide them, Obscure them in ourselves The aching hunger always