Tag Archives: Life Lessons

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… The First Step

September 18th, 2005

Mum & Dad
Dear Mum & Daddi,
 
As I age, I gain a clearer perception of you as people; a better understanding of the seriousness with which you undertook your role as parents; and a greater appreciation for the efforts you put into raising your children.
 
And now, as I sit writing this on the other side of the world from all I know, I am filled with wonder at the courage and the care you showed in your parenting: for I am here because of you.
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Imagined Spaces

For my children yet unborn, I have dreamed a place for you with my soul.

I have formed a strong foundation out of my very being and furnished it with the essence of all I believe to be good and true. And so I wish for you:
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Poetry Techniques

 

A crayon and a piece of paper.
A moment of stillness and a wealth of opportunity.

But what message to be emblazoned across this untouched landscape?

What theme to be scribbled and then smoothed into easy words?

What revelation to be rhymed and measured to fit?

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Conversations With My Mother – 3: I’ve Got To Look Away From You

You no longer have the right to “release” me –
I release myself.
 
I will not destroy myself for you any longer;
Nor will I allow you to do so.
You lost that right today.
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Conversations With My Mother – 1: Apology

This is what I’d most like to tell you:
        I am you no longer.
I have grown – in interesting and difficult ways – into
a woman of my own.
I have thought, reasoned … and at times
begged, for my own clarification.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

John Masefield quote

Navigating Your Way

I found this quote mounted on a wall of the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) and was drawn to the hope that it held for navigating one’s way through life. As I was trying to capture it, this father and daughter walked past and I took a few photos as I liked the way that they seemed to embody the sentiment being expressed.
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