Que Sera Sera

May 21, 2012

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How can thirty thousand people make so little noise? So many voices be lost within their own throats? Fading away, in one long meek line of soundless humanity, from the disaster zone of Wembley, seventy thousand shoes make no sound. Their world ending with a whimper. It is haunting, in the way that a house […]

Echoes of Jericho

May 5, 2012

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When the lights go out  darkness reigns. This is true. However, lights also come on. A fact important to remember.  As someone much wiser than my self once put it, darkness is not the opposite of light, it is the absence of light. In which case, what is important is shining the light in the […]

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 […]

Jericho

April 7, 2012

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About an hours walk from my home, uphill all the way, you can stand at the summit of Cosdon Beacon beside a bronze age burial cairn made from granite stones. Here, breathtaking views of Dartmoor in all directions, you will see no walls for five miles when looking due south. Not one. There are no […]

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 […]

The Candy Man

February 25, 2012

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I want it all, and I want it now, sang the unique and wonderful Freddie Mercury on the song of the same name by his band Queen. Today, that desire to want it all, but to also have that want met instantly, has never been so prevalent, or easy to sate. Without ever leaving home […]