Stories

November 27, 2017 - Progress ?

leunig the black dog project

Interesting read… “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Nation“, an Article by American Psychologist and researcher Jean M Twenge.  (Image from Leunig’s new book, Ducks for Dark Times).

Previous posts on topic… Social Media Addiction.  Virtual Cake Shop (is internet connecting or disconnecting us?).  Mobile Killing Conversation (Apple fans might not like this).   People Who Hurt (be armed by knowing about narcissists).  Paper is Dead.

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 22, 2017 - Uprising

Matilda is like a life size Army of Ink trooper.  Watch all the clip or forward to half way through and see the little girl with the books (words below).   Musical currently touring Australia.  Pass it on  …

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change.
Just because I find myself in this story,
It doesn’t mean that everything is written for me.
If I think the ending is fixed already,
I might as well be saying I think that it’s OK,
And that’s not right!

You have to put it right!

 

In the slip of a bolt, there’s a tiny revolt.
The seeds of a war in the creak of a floorboard.
A storm can begin, with the flap of a wing.
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting!
Every day, starts with the tick of a clock.
All escapes, starts with the click of a lock!
If you’re stuck in your story and want to get out
You don’t have to cry, you don’t have to shout!

‘Cause if you’re little you can do a lot, you
Mustn’t let a little thing like, ‘little’ stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Won’t change a thing!

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it!
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it’s ok
And that’s not right!
And if it’s not right!
You have to put it right!

But nobody else it gonna put it right for me!
Nobody but me is going to change my story!
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

 

army of ink girl hanging monkey bars

army of ink once upon a dark time

call to arms

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’.

November 19, 2016 - Army of Ink Because She Mattered

army-of-ink-mattered

Because she mattered.

Leave her with you to ponder some meaning….

And on a similar note, this is a good read:

art-of-not-giving-1