For the love of life. To connect and communicate.

For the love of life. To connect and communicate.

I have not been blogging for some time now and the simple reason has been that there has been too much other writing going on and also other also things happening in life.

One has to take stock sometimes and decide which way to move with things. I have had to figure out what purpose writing should have. What drives me on, what gets me out of bed, and decide to write.

To keep it simple it is just for the love of life that I write. With this comes however that the writer has serious concern about the state this world is on. Concerns about the more vulnerable, children and also social injustice.

I am not really interested in politics at all, but am in the consequences. Whilst being positive provocative am not interested in trying to upset or divide people. The contrary is true and much rather find ways to make people connect and communicate.

Anyway, for the forseeable future the writings will about that and can either be fictional or non-fictional.

I do hope to connect and communicate with fellow writers for the love of life!

My grandson and peace on earth

My grandson and peace on earth

My beautiful grandson (if you have one yourself, he is as beautiful as yours) will be two next week. He has an amazing smile, you know one of those that makes your heart melt.

This afternoon I had a little nap after a long and refreshing walk.

The dream that came was a dream of dreams. In it I was carrying my grandson to all the great conflicts in the world and we stopped. My grandson did what he does best and smiled at the conflicting parties. Every conflict stopped.

We had great fun and agreed that if conflicts flare up again we go and travel and smile. If life was just a dream.

Look forward in anger, maybe?

Look forward in anger, maybe?

There is so much to be critical about right now that one wonders how to start ventilating frustration.

Clearly things in this beautiful world are not quite as they should be, whatever side of the fence you are. We should not have a side of the  fence perhaps.

One can rant and rave about what is wrong and be pessimistic about the future, and to be fair this is not unreasonable. But, does it help?

Every human is essentially the same. Whether you like it or not.

This human is frustrated with the mess created by us. Strange species, us humans.

Funny lot.

Come on, let’s stop the madness and embrace life and humanity.

Be serious.

 

The darkening enlighted

The darkening enlighted

Charles and Claire live in a handsome Georgian townhouse in Dorset, England, and they feel that on the whole life is not bad at all. And it is not for them personally. They are contented with their lot.

Claire is enjoying her early retirement and has embarked on a number of activities to keep herself not only occupied, but, as she put it, give meaning to her days, try and live life to the full. Help others and coach people badminton, teach adults to read are only some of her many activities.

Charles still works part-time in the finance department of a local food producing factory. He has had his career in the City and is no longer interested whatsorever to work in that kind of environment. He fills part of his spare time with writing, reading, walking and the odd game of golf.

Together they share a passion for walking, go out for a meal and visit the family and many friends they love deeply. Another shared interst is travelling and staying at their caravan in Somerset, another pretty county these isles are full with.

So, life is good for they have a lovely family and great friends but the skies have been darkening of late for the world is changing rapidly. This is where this little story started, and the question they ask themselves is where it will end.

The world is divided and there is massive change going on in the USA, and also the uncertainty of Britain leaving the European Union. There is now a cocktail of uncertainties and current affairs that makes any normal human being feel somewhat apprehensive about the future.

Claire and Charles have grownup children and are lucky enough to have the enjoyment of lively, happy grandchildren. But now some worry has started to set in.for their future is at stake. The world is in turmoil, with potential conflicts just around the corner. There is poverty and climate change one worries about.

The hatred being created towards people coming from another country, with perhaps another religion. The reckless games being played by politicians mosttly concerned with their own small interests, their own ego. It is all weighing on our couple.

What to do? Just go on with life and try to be merry, or put all energy towards protecting their family and other loved ones. Embrace the future, whatever may come?

A darkeing has started but Claire and Charles are determined to look at the sun and let the shadow fall behind them. Enlightment embraced.

 

About a hearing aid repair.

About a hearing aid repair.

An early start today to ensure to timely join the queue in our County Hospital for a hearing aid repair, but probably replacement.

Being there well before the opening time of 9AM there are still some people in front of me.

A case of never mind; one does however not want to waste too much of valuable time. This was after all the reason to leave home early.

Well, by writing a bit there is at least the pretentention no time wasting occurs.

The last couple of days we have lived in a rather surreal world, somewhat dominated by a certain person that will soon be the so called leader of the Western world. It is also called the Free world.

The noise surrounding this whole process is deafening and might well be the reason my hearing aid is giving the ghost.

One does not really want to hear, or see anything about the utter chaos anymore.

So, getting that aid repaired is thus tricky business, but there goes.

It worked out the hearing aid was past its sell-by-date, and did get a new one.

Perhaps we need to come to the same conclusion with the president elect. Come on gives us a new one, because this one is past his sell-by -date before he has even started. We need something fresh and positive and that will be working; guaranteed.

Wonder whether he can hear me.

Spiritual Revolution

Spiritual Revolution

With the state of humankind as it is we can do a number of things.

We can make more war, despair, be divisive for what ever reason we care for, or perhaps do something totally different.

No, the writer is not a guru, do not worry about all that. Gurus are not for me, well not as in more interesting, or clever than any other human being.

The spiritual revolution has more to do with accepting that we do not know anything anymore about what to do next.

I do not know about you, but I do not know what to do next with this world. What I do know is, that what we have done to it, and to each other, is not very pretty.

So, the conclusion is that, perhaps, since we do not know, even if we think we do, we need a spiritual revolution. Well, the writer needs one, because does not know what else can be done.

We cannot go on creating conflict. We cannot go on allowing poverty. We cannot go on destroying our planet. This is perhaps all I do know. Perhaps you know more and can help me.

Or, we can help one and another.

We need to be more intelligent.

Spiritual Revolution. Dialogue