phantom friend

I’ve been trying to understand a very strange feeling that surrounds me ever since Mary died. It’s visceral and physical and envelopes the space of my life. Words can’t describe it so I was searching for a metaphor or analogy and yesterday morning it came to me. When people lose a limb they say that…

I miss you Mary

The loss of you is still raw and fresh. It’s like a hole in the world that will never be filled and my life has changed forever. Memories give me some layers of comfort but they feel like I’m looking through lace curtains and I can’t see you clearly anymore. I know you’re gone and…

If I had 50 more years to live …

I love some of the gorgeous magazines that are created in Australia. John gifted me with 2 of my favourites today – Dumbo Feather and Womankind. Mary had subscriptions and we used to love reading the articles together and exploring ideas. Both magazines inspired me in many ways. I’m starting a creative reflection/writing challenge for…

The Why and How

” If we have our own why in life, we shall get along with almost any how.” Nietzsche
Dancing to a different drum isn’t always easy, particularly when the big drums of our culture seem to worship consumerism, technology and a kind of economic rationalism that kicks humanity to the curb in favor of financial profit for a small elite.

into the wild unknown

Tomorrow I farewell my best friend My wonderful Mary Del Casale died last Monday and I’m bereft. She’s gone into the wild unknown and exploring with the wonder she brought to her life. You can have a soulmate who isn’t your partner and Mary was mine so there’s a great big hole in the world…

Coco: Elvis & Neoteny

It’s all in the hips and the lips Part of the serendipity of this creative foraging over the next year is fine tuning how my conscious and unconscious communicate with each other. How do you get the hips and the lips to play together like Elvis? It’s becoming clearer to me that I need to…

Seduce: to entice and lead astray

Seduce yourself It’s all about the senses. Taste Touch Sight Sound Scent Stop right now. Use one of your senses and savor – enjoy it to the full. Lolling helps as well when you want to savor. I like the idea of wandering astray because that’s part of creative foraging – the serendipity wander with…

LIPS living

When life needs a recharge¬† I’ve given myself a year. A year to inspire myself. A year to see what new pathways can be created for ¬†my life. A year to bring the things I love with me and throw the shit away. The last year has been horrible in a way that’s not visible….