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August 9, 2018 - Kindness

 

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Kindness Matters .

“Life is mostly froth and bubble.  Two things stand like stone.   Kindness in another’s trouble – courage in your own.”  Barbara Dinham’s Father.   She writes …  “The mature conscience of the postwar generation globally dropped do-gooding in favour of analysis and insight into social and political structures that maintain inequality and general injustice.  Kindness did not fit into analysis.  Being kind was for animals, children, the elderly, yourself even, and maybe the environment.  Kindness was too banal for the big social issues.  Kindness was for private, personal actions.  Yet one of the major social movements of the second half of the 20th century fought fiercely for recognition that the personal is political.  So is it time for a new kind of kindness?”

(Barbara Dinham, Director, Pesticide Action Network, UK.  Pic and story from book ‘A Revolution In Kindness’ edited by the late Anita Roddick (Body Shop.  Reposted from 2010).

August 8, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Bat Girl

 

Wisdoms of Rose Bats out

Rose doesn’t give much away – but tells it like it is.

Rose is a great observer of reality.  She has altering points of view about what she sees which she states clearly without any expectation of popularity, reply – or following.  Rose’s preferred working and living environment is that of real and natural surrounds, beyond suburbia when possible or in her humble and slightly untidy home – with windows wide open.  Long Live Rose.   View previous Roses here.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

 

August 4, 2018 - Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

 

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.

 

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.

 

(Clunk & Jam book).

July 18, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Origin of Sadness

 

Wisdoms of Rose origin of sadness

Rose was very curious about the origin of sadness .

Rose welcomes all forms of feeling with a particular interest in ones of the socially unacceptable kind.  She has pioneered many expeditions into the realms of fear, sadness, anger, disillusionment and horrible muddled states of mind with quite profound results and a significant degree of personal resolve.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  We’re often not encouraged to feel what are often termed, ‘negative’ emotions – like anger and sadness.  This Rose seems to be suggesting that ‘to feel is to be real’.  Perhaps to be able to personally progress and move actually requires the acceptance and riding out all emotions.  Viewing them as valuable modes of transport to a better places rather than weakness and flaws in our character?

(Wisdom of Rose and Clunk & Jam 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

June 6, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Off the Planet

 

wisdoms of rose saving water

Rose wasn’t into saving water – she liked her bath too much.

Rose is of the view that taking care of herself is the best addition she could possibly make to the world beyond her own thought processes.  For much of the time she lives her life in blissful oblivion, completely absorbed in simple off-the-planet personal pleasures of strange delight – and no financial gain.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  This Rose seems relatively free from an environmental and social conscience, which makes her very politically incorrect.  She does have very green tendencies that offset her blissful oblivion.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

May 17, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Keep Your Hat On

 

rose party hat on

Rose wasn’t cursed with good looks .

Rose is free from any expectation to be abnormally beautiful 24/7, which leaves her undefinable by looks alone – and alone she is.  Consequently, Rose rarely receives invitations of the social kind but isn’t bothered by being omitted in this way.  In fact, it affords her three good things.  One, more time to herself.  Two, being left alone to be herself.  And three, to live within the containment of her own tangible world.  With such a high level of self acceptance, Rose manages to by-pass all standard dress codes and cosmetic alterations of the conforming and horribly restricting kind – and mirrors.

Footnote:  In a world of ‘likes’ and ‘followers’, this Rose is independently refreshing.  Always good to question who and what determines our worth.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).