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The Ghost of Ted Hughes

April 21, 2012

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So we found the end of our journey, So we stood alive in the river of light, Among the creatures of light, creatures of light.  Ted Hughes. That Morning. An end is different from a destination. It’s a marker of a complete journey. A lifetime from start to finish and everything in between.With this in […]

Elegy for a lost friend

March 24, 2012

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  Mistah Kurtz – he dead. You are still dead, and time, as David Bowie sings, takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth. Which would be funny if it were not so true. Three hundred and sixty-four days and every one of them I miss you. Some days are worse than others, and some, […]

Are we there yet?

March 10, 2012

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‘ Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.’  Ojibwa saying. Follow your bliss. Easy. No? How many forgotten paths I wonder already lay scattered around in the wasteland of our pasts? Laying discarded and slowly turning back to dust. Were any […]

Bookends

February 11, 2012

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“Well, when I had thus put my ends together, I shew’d them others, that I may see whether they would condemn them, or them justify: And some said, Let them live; some, let them die; Some said, John, print it, others said, Not so: Some said, It might do good, others said, No.” John Bunyan. […]

Teenage Kicks

January 14, 2012

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Teenage notebooks hold a mysterious power.  They brim full with change, learning, innocence and belief.  Never more certain is he who does not know anything. This is ME they scream, or is it? Uniquely they maintain the power to punch you hard in the stomach, to make you cry and to make you smile at […]

A door.

December 31, 2011

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A new year looks to you. It spies you hard through the keyhole. An innocent eye trying to work out what you have planned. Christmas excess, the darkness of winter and the innocence of that new years young face moves us. It inspires new actions, plans, escape, change. Resolution. A time for firm decisions and […]

Gods and Monsters

December 17, 2011

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‘You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch’ but don’t you love him? The Grinch was gifted to the world in 1957 by Dr. Seus. His loathsome characteristic’s combine to make him the perfect Christmas villain, or hero, depending on you point of view. However, his mean spirited traits, destined to spoil Christmas for every last Who, […]