April 5, 2013 - Wisdoms of Rose Mending Business


rose mending business

Rose never feared a broken heart – she’d set herself up nicely in the mending business.

Rose lives a relatively trouble free life due to her ability to make sound decisions about relationships and all matters of the emotional kind.  Rose appears unphased by the outcome of hurt because she is well practiced in the task of pain management.  She takes firm and full responsibility for herself, leaving the actions and reactions of others where they rightly belong – along with their wrongs.

Her handiness in the mending department ensures she is always fully engrossed in lap and mind, far beyond all sense of conventional time – and the complication of others.   Long Live Rose.

(Reposted from 2019.  Find Rose in her own pocket book and in Clunk & Jam book 2019.)

February 14, 2013 - Comes and goes



Comes and Goes .

This condition of mind.  It comes.  And it goes.  And it comes back again.   So if I have nothing right now.  What do I have?   The knowledge that it comes.  And it goes.  And it comes back again ….

Footnote:  There’s something deeply consoling about the notion of endlessness.   It’s the opposite of being STUCK.   And the understanding that things come and go.  And if you replace the ‘condition of mind’ with … good and bad times; anxiety and fear; happiness; sadness, grief, despair; relationships; worries and so on – it is the transient (cyclic) nature of things that provides reassurance for getting through – coming out the other side.

(Clunk & Jam book 2019.  Art by Harley Manifold, original in colour)


February 10, 2013 - The Journey


The Journey. (By  Mary Oliver. ) 

February 8, 2013 - Strange Motivation

Sometimes the most self destructive thing you can do is compare yourself to others.   Pass this on and share the attitude ….

December 16, 2012 - Black Promise


black promise


Black Promise .

We shall bake a black promise.

One that rises to fill every soul,

leaving no room for sticks and stones.

We shall sit at a table round and bare,

with no heads, no wooden spoons or cups to fill.

We’ll play games for no prizes,

make rainbows without green and red, black and blue.

We’ll shed tears and fears into a well so full

it forever flowed into holding hands,

as trees grew back tall around us,

and grass reached out lush and long,

holding us so high in endless respite

– there would be no end or beginning.


( Clunk & Jam book.)

December 7, 2012 - Head To The Place


this must be the place

this must be the place type