Friday, 2 March 2012

Give Someone a Hug Today

For a long time I was dealing with a difficult and stressful situation. In itself I would say it was depressing although I would not have considered myself as being depressed. I was just trying to cope the best way I could  given the circumstances of my life and there may have been times that I was a difficult person to deal with. Actually, I can hold my hand up and say I was probably a bit of a nightmare at times.

There are times when all you can deal with is what is in front of you. I know that I developed a sort of tunnel vision really only able to deal with the situation that was my life. People couldn't get my attention about anything else and if they happened to for a short while they just couldn't hold it. I was just too deeply entrenched in all the hurt and the difficulties that made up my life. Sometimes I used to think "All I need is a hug to dissolve into to get me through today."

Times have changed my life has changed the stress has eased up, many of the difficulties are not exactly resolved but now I have time to pay attention to other things in the world besides the problems that make up my daily life. Thinking about my life I consider that I lived my life like a clock that was wound up too tight, the coils stuck together the clock stopped  and it was stuck in a moment that went on and on and on.

Now I have time to pay attention to the world outside my window but have a certain ambivalence towards it and I find myself wondering "Now when my life has changed so dramatically, am I depressed"?
If you know someone who is stuck in a moment...Go on Give them a hug. 

Minding your head

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

A Charmed Life

On the face of it you could say I live a charmed life. There are not many people who can spend the afternoon mucking about down at the shore with their wee dog. Walloping about the rock pools, looking at the different types of seaweed...feeling their texture ugh, wondering about some of the funny shaped pepples and rocks...Watching the birds ... while having an internal dialogue with yourself about the futility of human existence.

Mid week or any time I can't say as I know many people who would have the time or even the inclination to wallop about the shore. I think perhaps I have slipped back into my childhood. That time when life was charmed.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Life Passed

Life holds us in high esteem
It offers us a chance to dream
When young and strong, when
Boundless hopes are high
We reach, we strive to touch the sky.
Unstoppable, our youth is want
To make us stupid and arrogant.
But, then our time has passed
And we look back in woe
Did we live our dreams, hit the heights? Ohh  no.
Life passed as we ‘got on with it’ it seems
Life passed, and so did pass our dreams.

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Man Falling

In a few seconds
You’d lost your name.
In ten, your life.
Ten seconds… slowed
For eternity
For all the world to see.
We turned away.
In shock and grief.
We could not take
The starkness of
The sight
Of you falling
One among many (that day).
Some turned to faith
Some only saw
Man’s naked cruelty
To man.
And in distress
Turned right away.
Turned right away.
Tomorrow and the
Next day and…
No matter how
Much time will pass.
I will never forget
The man falling.
The world changing.

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sunday's Thought

I believe that you rarely get what you want out of life, you rarely end up where you imagine that you should. I believe that your journey through life  - often difficult and heartbreaking is never what you imagine. The path you take is often far from how you imagine your life should progress. It is at times surprising, possibly shocking  sometimes distressing. You often grab the joy when you can - store the happy memories for darker times and as your story unfolds you have a notion that you never really had any control ... that is disconcerting because we are taught from an early age about things such as free will and choice..So surely we should have not just the appearance of control in our lives but some sort of control in how our lives turn out?

Some people cannot be happy - they can't let themselves be because they cannot - or did not get the things that they want in life.

I believe that it is no bad thing to recognise that life did not turn out as you wanted it to, but you should look at what you have...At what your life ammounts to -  recognise the good things that you have in your life and give them the value that they deserve. Having little appreciation for what you already have in life and hankering after what you do not have will leave you very unhappy. It will also make the people who are significant in your real life - not your imagined life...extremely unhappy.

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