I have a nice, nice friendWhose been sick for many days,She starts to get betterBut the ailment won’t go away,And me, all filled with empathyFind myself writing just to sayI’m currently feeling equally illSo on the settee I now lay,Kindly you’ve wished me betterSo I return affection and prayHealth will fill your houseAnd you’ll soon … Continue reading Out To Play.
Happy New Year Pogue, The first post of the New Year and, in honesty, it’s been hard to get back to writing after the Christmas period. It’s that time of year when I find my space filled and completely occupied by others. This season has been no different and perhaps busier than previous ones. You … Continue reading Monday Musing
Hey Pogue, I’m sitting here in Copenhagen Airport awaiting my flight to Helsinki and I’ve got to thinking. I’ve just spent several days wandering around the city taking in the Christmas preparation, the lights, the shop windows filled with appeal and the many decorated houses. Christmas is in full swing. Christmas markets, novelties to buy, … Continue reading Monday Musing
Hey Pogue, Monday morning. The clank of the letter box and, here I am with thoughts born of wisdom. Good morning. This week I’ve been thinking about how we form judgements of other people often based on very little actual knowledge. Do you think there might be something slightly wrong in this? Be careful who … Continue reading Monday Musing
Life Well Lived
Dear Pogue, A week from now we will be going to a wedding and I will be giving the address🥺 I’ve been given 5 minutes. Like I can say anything meaningful in 6 minutes. Some may be able to but me…? Dream on! So I’ve worked hard to keep it down to 10 minutes. But … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, Have you ever had your bank card declined? Stood at the till about to pay for your intended purchase and…your card is declined? I did yesterday. You see I have a card I use when travelling, a card that you have to put money onto first and then you can spend up to … Continue reading Kindness Declined
Morning Pogue, I went to London yesterday to see the Titanic exhibition. It was a good exhibition filled with detail of the doomed ship, the crew and passengers and particularly the events of that fateful night when it sunk. Many pictures to enable a feeling of what the whole event was like and a continuous … Continue reading Monday Musing
Tie Your Camel – An Afterthought, Or Three.
If someone tells you you hurt them, you don’t get to decide you didn’t.Louis C.K. Even the strongest feelings expire when ignored and taken for granted.Anon When you’re always there for people they stop appreciating you because your favours are now an expectationAnon If you find yourself asking: “Was it me?”, it probably was. Don’t … Continue reading Tie Your Camel – An Afterthought, Or Three.
Mental Boundaries – Tie Your Camel.
Pogue, You know I’ve been writing to you recently about my mental health. Two or three letters. That I’ve been taking a step back and becoming the observer of my thoughts and feelings which, lately, has led to me becoming a little fed up with people around me. However, standing back and taking a long … Continue reading Mental Boundaries – Tie Your Camel.
Pogue, I’ve been people watching and I’ve drawn on a library of observations gained over time. See if this resonates with you. Seated comfortably? Then here I go. There are people who in this life are needy. For a variety of reasons which a lot of the time are not their fault. Some are born … Continue reading Monday Musing.
We plant but will not harvest
Pogue, Saw this today and it spoke to me of a better world. Wic
Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now
Pogue, There’s been a lot of focus on environmental issues in the last couple of weeks, what with the world leaders meeting to discuss the issues. But for me it’s all a lot simpler. You treat what you have with respect, be that a relationship, a possession or the world about you. Is that such … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now
So I missed last Monday. Life has become rather chaotic at times and unexpected things have occurred. Like…I didn’t see that one coming! But Monday Musings is not a Law so I gave myself permission not to do it. Life needs to be flexible and more than that, life need to be filled with grace … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, Have you ever tried to be kind to someone and it hasn’t been received? There you were, out on the day, and you spotted a need, a gap, and having the means to fill it, you did. You did it quietly with no attempt to attract attention and you’d have thought that you’d … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, I’ve been writing to you about simplifying life. About cleansing the space around and about us. Minimising. I’ve told you how, surprisingly, I’ve found a liberty I haven’t known for a long time as I unattached from possessions. Happy Days! Now this theme seems to have resonated with a number of others and … Continue reading Monday Musings
Just Because I like it…
Hey Pogue Saw this and, well, as said, ‘No judgement here’ and that feels 😊. Sometimes other people say it so well.
Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, Having written a Monday Musing off the back of a songs lyrics and a song that was being sung before you were even around to matter😳 I thought, you ought to at least have the opportunity to listen to the song. So, here is Robert Palmer singing Every Kinda People. Caring about other people, … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Morning Pogue, There’s an old Robert Palmer song with a chorus of: Ooh it takes every kinda peopleTo make what life’s about, yeahEvery kinda peopleTo make the world go round And this forty years before we got to Black Lives Matter. Yes it does take “every kinda people” because life has the potential to be … Continue reading Monday Musings
Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, Dropping through your letterbox this morning is a random song that I heard by two artists I like. However I was unaware they had recorded together until I stumbled across this last week. Bonus I’m thinking! I don’t know that you’ll be aware of either artist. Sometimes being young isn’t all good😌 or all … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, Do you remember a letter where I refers to the Rabbi Hillel? No? Then let me remind you. A potential convert came to the Rabbi and said that if the Rabbi could teach him the Law and the Prophets, a massive volume of work, while the potential convert stood on one leg he would … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, I told you recently that I had read Carlo Rovelli’s There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness. When I bought it I was unaware of the author. I mean, an Italian quantum physicist! I know you think I can be random but even I do miss some … Continue reading Monday Musing
Thought on Thursday.
Pogue, I like the teachings of Thich Nat Hanh as you will know from the quote at the top of every blog page. The tag line I think it’s called. And as I have continue reading text on love and musing about the same I have happened on this teaching. When we feed and support … Continue reading Thought on Thursday.
So Here’s A Thought…
Pogue, Following on from yesterdays musing I wanted to say: Sometimes you can be totally right in what you know and be totally wrong when you say it.Wic Yesterday there was a comment: What is the intention of telling the truth? If it is not to be kind, then keep the mouth shut.Irglow I guess … Continue reading So Here’s A Thought…
Pogue, Here’s a musing to take into the week for you. Is being kind more important than being truthful? I found myself in a discussion with a person who was adamant that the truth always comes first and this troubled me because there are occasions when insisting on the truth does not improve the situation … Continue reading Monday Musings
Someone Called Me a Preacher!
Hi Pogue, Here's a thing. There's a lady who calls herself Wise Hearted when she blogs. Lives on the other side of the world to us but she reads our letters. Obviously a person of great character. How they get to her remains a mystery. But she engages with them, comments and writes nice things … Continue reading Someone Called Me a Preacher!
Kindness:1. Loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weaknessThe MindsJournal Long story short. I test drove a large motorcycle. I dropped it. I was stationary on a steep slope trying to pull onto a busy road. I never made the road. I didn’t hurt myself (except my pride). I just laid the … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, Back in the most wonderful of places, back in the day, when everything was just right, if my memory is honest, there was a band called the Vapors. I think they were a one hit wonder with a song called ‘Turning Japanese’. Why am I telling you this? Well, other than trying to … Continue reading Shibumi
Dear Pogue, I thought I would write a follow up to our recent letter, You’re Worthless. It sort of stirred something up and I overheard a conversation or two. Let me start by setting the scene. As I write I am currently looking out of the window onto mountains. Yes, I am not at home … Continue reading Potential Revolution
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