#CyberAttack

#CyberAttack

Now, we all know that the world wide web is not a safe place to be at all. Nothing new and for those that protect themselves, and hopefully others not a big deal.

Whilst I like to be able to communicate with the world at large, fantasies in my brain tell me what further cyber attacks could create. Havoc, sheer disaster.

Luckily I do not write fantasy for my old brain does not work like that.

Romantic musings spring more to mind at this moment in time. Thinking about the days one just had a fountain pen and a piece of paper to communicate with. My pen was my ‘weapon’.

I still write a thousand or more words per day with one of my beloved fountain pens. It is a great craft, held very dearly indeed.

Perhaps we should all just go back to that. I would write you a nice letter.

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.

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

Well, it feels a bit nippy today and it is actually a grey old day. If you would want to feel miserable you easily could. But, why would you want to?

We took our lovely old dog for a walk at Kingston Lacey, a stately home just a few miles down the road from here. We often go there because both the dog and ourselves enjoy the woodland walks and the formal gardens to top it all up.

Today we had a spring in our step because the gifts mother nature keeps giving pleased our eyes. Not only fields of snowdrops to admire, but so many other plants showing signs that spring is on its way.

That feeling of spring arriving makes you just feel that bit more joyful. This despite that all the seasons, here in Dorset give us already so much.

Thank you Mother Nature. 

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.

 

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

 

 

Politics is death, long live life !

Politics is death, long live life !

If the recent bruising race to elect a new President in the USA has proven something, it is that politics is death, or at least should be.

We can try and understand what went wrong, and let be clear this would have been so whatever the outcome.

All what has happened is that extremism, ugly debate has won. We are all responsible for allowing this to happen. Now we are in a mess, because extremism has won. For the moment.

There are a lot of issues facing humanity and we need wise, serious and genuine human beings to come together and try to address those issues. Politics does not work like that, for politics is about power. It is all too ugly.

You can be anti-establishment but if you are still after power and try to bully your ideas through, you are no better than any politician. Let me be clear there are lost of decent human beings that are also politicians. Genuine people that try to address the dangerous world we have created. People that try to address conflict, poverty and climate change.

The swing towards what is called right extremism is worrying, but so would a swing to left extremism have been. The latter will be in some years time or so be the response to the former, and this is why politics does not work.

We need change, but not the change politicians keep promising.

The change we need is first and foremost acknowledge that each and every one of us is responsible for the mess we are in. So, all  of us can do something to create a future for the children of this world, and generations hopefully to come.

We cannot control nature, but we can destroy it. We can not avoid death, but we can live a beautiful live. And help our fellow humans.

We have a choice, whatever our circumstances, wherever we live. It is hard work, but let’s be serious and do it. Now.