The two things I like the most about song lyrics are ambiguity and simplicity. Penned words about a lost love might not have been referring to an actual person but a loss of love for one’s self, their work or their identity. The power of a well written lyric lies in its ability to speak into your listening, and to succinctly articulate your thoughts and … Continue reading When the paper’s crumpled up, it can’t be perfect again
When someone close to us passes, a relationship ends, a sentimental item is broken/lost, a job is lost or even as we simply age, mourning and grief reveals itself as a lurking yet prominent companion in our lives. We reflect on times that were, on experiences past and the impact these had in our life. These are our stories and memories, to be re-told externally … Continue reading Home is wherever I’m with you
It’s so much easier to just lie sometimes. It’s even beneficial at times – as if you’d ever admit to the police officer that you were intentionally speeding. Some lies keep the peace; telling your girlfriend that she looks fat in her new dress or that you don’t like someone’s cooking isn’t going to win you friends anytime soon. We tell people that we’re feeling … Continue reading Tell lies, just don’t lie to ME!
Advice is an interesting beast. Some people sell it for a living; others offer it for free; some force it down your throat and then there are those who refuse to give it at all. The one thing that is consistent: advice is opinion. My opinion, your opinion, their opinion, our opinion. Opinion that has been drawn from personal experience and interpretation. A hoard of … Continue reading Why most advice is worth just 2 cents
I wish we could teach mindfulness and critical thought to the population.
We have computers nowadays to work out the mundane stuff so let’s use that saved time and energy to deepen our ability to think. Continue reading “Courtesy costs nothing; good manners even less”
In January this year, my home town of Brisbane was largely flattened by a massive river flood. Water, mud, debris and pollutants filled the streets, houses, offices and cars. But most of all, it swallowed people’s livelihoods, their hard work and the things that they cherished.
We’d love to hire you – just not right now. I’m sorry, I’m just not ready for this relationship. That joke is inappropriate! I caught you in the nick of time! That song moved me. We got in just at the right moment. You should have seen the look on their face! Oh no I left it in the oven for too long! Sorry we’re … Continue reading It’s all to do with your timing