Stories

July 9, 2018 - Rewind – Being Enough

 

(Image by Maurice Sendak who wrote and illustrated the book, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.)

The Black Dog Blog (now 12 years on) contains some 500 posts, so thought I’d do some rewinding on particular topics.  Here’s to …. Being enough and the rejection of all things ‘superfied’  …

Army of Ink  – Enough.   If I was Made of Chocolate.  Think You Want.  Wisdoms of Rose – Wish Upon Yourself.   Drawing A Line.  Army of Ink – Blow The Man Down.  With Integrity. Robin Small.  For Rubbish Self Esteem.  Free Yourself/Birdman Movie.  Bob Dylan on Destiny.

July 29, 2017 - You Can Do Anything

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Found in video).

The music is the soundtrack to the documentary movie, ‘The Eagle Huntress’.

July 29, 2017 - Never Give Up – Find Your Way Home

Soundtrack to the movie, ‘Lion’.  See previous posts,  ‘Let’s Go Girls’  and ‘Elastic Heart’.

Army of Ink Just One More Day Final

February 7, 2017 - When I Grow Up

Written for the musical ‘Matilda’.

“I am not what happened to me,                                                                                                                                                            I am what I choose to become.”  Carl Jung.

And imagine if teachers wrote school reports that rang with the positivity of Rose’s stories.  Another:  ‘Growing Down’.

January 16, 2017 - Social Media Addiction

Although it feels like a dig at young people, it’s an important conversation worth hearing – and sharing.  Please pass it on….

August 10, 2016 - Set The Table

take a seat

Set the Table .

The Woman.  Is considered.  Calm.  Kind.  Knows when to rest.  Plans carefully her moves.  Her steps.  Her time.

The Little Girl. Wants to continuously play.  She dances.  Whirling in the want.  Spinning endlessly in dizzy circles.  

The Teen Girl.  Is rebellious.  Angry.  Defiant.  Unstable in her steps.   She spits at the world.  Disguises her pain as fierce independence – but she has not yet arrived.

The BOy.  Full of wonder.  Feels truth.  Sees truth through the veil of lying stories which renders him confused and restrained in the muddle.  

The Teen BOy.  Feels the world like a rash.  A responsibility to save and fix.  His mind forever grinding.  He is heavy.  Burdened. Drenched in angst.

The Man.  Knows his responsibility.  And what is not.  He stands firm in role.  Is comfortable with the soft.  The tenderness.  The knowing.

Now they come together through the collide.  The tumble.  The wrestle for a place.

Then enters another two….The Father who holds the lid.  Mother, who holds the strings.  And the struggle becomes the child.

It will be the recognition that brings all to the table.  The cleverness of a Jester to hold the juggle.  The Woman who sets them all a place.

Art Helen Smithson titled, ‘A flood of Light Streams In’, from book, ‘Bed 29 and Other Stories’ by Guy de Maupassant who died 6th July, 1893 after a, “Period of semi-madness”, they say.  Find in Clunk and Jam book.

Footnote:  Written 17th August, 2010.  Relationships are complicated – particularly the relationships between all of our many selves. 

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