Tonight (and/or tomorrow, because the Celtic day ran from sunset to sunset) is Imbolg, a festival of light in the dark of winter. Normally a bright and hopeful celebration for me, this year it's tinged by the dark and stinking spector of brexit. Tonight I will lose my European citizenship. Against my will and due… Continue reading Leave a light on
It is deafening in my garden this morning! The birds are cheeping and the bees are buzzing. Just listen to them! (turn up the volume for the full effect): https://youtu.be/8oDASdprPyw These guys are the only ones doing any kind of work round here today though. There's a thing or two I could be doing, but… Continue reading Birds & Bees
Boxing Day, known as Là an Dreathain (Day of the Wrens) in Gaelic. Today, walking in the woods, I saw no wrens but other small birds hopped through branches lit by the low, orange tinted, winter sun. I savoured that warmth of colour, somewhat lacking in heat though it was.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Trdafp83U I just watched Emily Esfahani Smith's lovely TED Talk on how we can all live more meaningful lives (I cried a little). Emily says there are 'four pillars' on which a life of meaning is built: belonging; purpose; transcendence; and storytelling. Belonging This is kind of self explanatory I think. We gain meaning in our lives… Continue reading The story of me
These ads are unbelievably sexy. Also, very powerful and thought-provoking. When I first saw them the other day, after "Fwoar!", I thought "Ha! In yo face objectifying male-chauvinist pigs!". Seeing them today I thought (fwoar! again) THIS is why women's bodies have for so long been used in advertising! When it's not a woman being… Continue reading Sex sells – a view from the other side