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August 4, 2013 - Makes you wonder Alice

Boy wished for impossible things….

impossible boy fighting

….adults grew up and stopped fighting.

 

impossible boy road toll

Roads didn’t take their toll and the sky could breathe again.

 

impossible boy road toll

Mother nature didn’t get so angry.

 

impossible boy goodnights

Homes were homes and goodnight’s were safe.

 

impossible boy old days

Morning brought back the good ol’ days.

 

 

impossible things

He was invisible to the world and it to him – and tears were allowed to flow as freely as oil and concrete.

Footnote:  Alice (from Wonderland) tells her Mad Hatter friend her Uncle told her to wish for 6 impossible things before breakfast.  With this in her tiny pocket she slays the Jabberwocky and everyone lives happily ever after – and we may not, but let us vow not to be beaten by Jabberwockys and impossible things for that matter.

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November 20, 2012 - BOy Pretending

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And what if a BOy stops pretending he’s fine?  What if a BOy cries?   Lets out the worry?   Says he’s scared?  Puts his hand up for help?   Why should he be called a sook, a pussy, pansy, poofter, sissy or EMO?   Why do they tell him to pull himself together, keep his chin up, soldier on, tough it out – not to worry because … you’ll be right mate?   Finding words can be hard for a BOy, so is finding his feelings –  showing them even harder.    But if it’s really so hard for a BOy to talk and feel and cry – doesn’t that make the BOy who does –  tougher than all the other BOys? 

So let’s champion for a new age BOy who has learnt that more is lost in war than won and fighting his own battle; conquering his own fears and demons; freeing himself from the silence and pretending will be this greatest victory – and contribution to the world.

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October 31, 2012 - The New B.r.a.v.e.

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The New Brave .

If it is brave to be tough – is it not also brave to show sensitivity?  If it is brave to fight in anger – is it not also  brave to not fight the sadness?   If it is brave to get on with it – is it not also brave to sit still in it?    If it is brave to confront something – is it not also brave to choose to retreat?   If it is brave to hold emotion back and in – is it not also brave to feel it?   If it is brave to be in the spotlight – is it not also brave to be alone?    

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July 22, 2012 - Wish Upon A Billboard

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 Wish Upon A Billboard .

For a time when …. billboards fall flat on their perfect faces.  Golden arches buckle at the knees in shame.  And we’re free from going anywhere “Quick!” …”While stocks last!”….”Before it ends!” …. so we “Don’t miss out on that must have!”  And fat was used to make gravy not deemed as ugly and unsightly lumps to be hidden, sucked out (and in), massaged away, jogged off, measured and cut out – or provided a menu of celebrity cooking shows for those surfing for something to escape world news.

Kids associated ‘board’ with Scrabble and not nothing to do.  Offers weren’t limited and we accepted fixing wasn’t quick.  Buses had people going up and down through windows not wrapped in wrinkle free banners promoting the same.  Googling was staring in wonder at the sky or the sound of a blocked sink – not entry into a world that home delivers an unsavoury feast for curious young minds to consume.

A time when watching the sun sizzle into the watery horizon was a celebration of the end of another good day – not a sear on the conscience of already burdened young souls we leave to carry with them into the future.   And seagulls went fishing and stopped squabbling over chips.

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June 16, 2012 - Delemma of a social conscience

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April 18, 2012 - BOy Handshakes

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Begs a BOy question … Why are bear hugs, group hugs, butt slapping, tears and kisses acceptable (applauded even) on footy fields and in sporting arenas, yet in school yards, work places, and often the homes of growing lads, it’s often viewed as a sign of immaturity, weakness or ‘gayness’ – inviting tags such as ‘Mummy’s BOy’?   A BOy’s rite of passage can be a lonely place.

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