Stories

March 11, 2021 - Army of Ink – Out The Bad Apples

 

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Sometimes you have to find a way of separating the badness from your self .

There are so many of us who have been given a bad apple.  It is the worst thing in the world to receive.   Just like having a bad apple in your bag, it rots – eventually ruining everything.  This little soldier has a story about ‘outing’ bad apples – and rising from the ruin …..

… Someone put a bad apple in her bag once, and although she was sure people could tell something was wrong, she didn’t show anyone the apple because it was so bad – and she worried it would make them feel bad too.

The little girl’s greatest fear became that if she ever took the bad apple out, or someone discovered it, they wouldn’t want her anymore.  They’d think she was bad.  She forever longed for someone to  get rid of the bad apples for her.

On most days, she wished the bad apples had been put in someone else’s bag.

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February 9, 2021 - Boots On The Street

 

 

(‘Boots the Clown.  World’s Greatest Act’.  Arrived out of isolation 2020.  Pakenham Street, Fremantle).

 

World’s Greatest Act Story Part I.

Caught in a spin, under lights left on, the crowd piled high in competition and clutter.  Until one, not so surprising day, an invisible curtain crept up.  ‘At last’, the big top moaned.  The crowd no longer applauded mindless acts.  The performance was over.

Finally, in tune with the, ‘Going, going, gone’, the crowd rose to reunite through the hands of a clock ticking.  Together again, they would perform the world’s greatest, most death defying act of all time …

Boots the Clown Series. 

November 26, 2020 - 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.”

 

Music by Sia.   Soundtrack to the documentary movie, ‘The Eagle Huntress’.  Reposted from April, 2020.

November 25, 2020 - A Caring Approach

 

 

“If you’re depressed or anxious, you’re not weak and you’re not crazy — you’re a human being with unmet needs,” Hari says.  Johann Hari’s book, ‘Lost Connections’ and resource website.  See Black Dog’s Links page for support contacts.

IMPORTANT: If you’re on medication, do not stop without discussing with a health professional.

 

And a personal story reflecting a more caring approach, ‘Tread Carefully In Mind’ (written 2007).

 

November 25, 2020 - A Hand In Loss

 

One desperate morning, however, I did the most simple of things and perhaps this can help you with the loss of your wife, and your brother, more than my words. I sat by myself, in a quiet space, and called upon my son by name. I closed my eyes and imagined lifting him from my heart — this tormented place in which I was told he lived — and I positioned him outside of my body, next to me, beside me. I said, “You are my son and now you are beside me.”

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November 22, 2020 - Get To Know Loneliness

Sometimes you find something that makes perfect sense of how you’re feeling – and you find some relief in that …
 

 

 

See also The Dark Side of Social Media. Search ‘Kurzgesagt’ for more videos.