The twenty first of January 2019


“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.” – Mary Oliver, Wild Geese


Mary Oliver, I am learning, was a wonderful poet who recently passed away.

The twenty ninth of November 2018


Do you ever worry about fitting in and belonging with a group, squad or tribe? Sometimes there can be a lot of pressure to finding the right fit or going along with the flow. Many famous writers have remarked that the true path to belonging is to just be your most authentic self. It is difficult sometimes to find the balance between being your most authentic self and fitting in with others, but realizing that belonging is kind of an illusion, and happiness, belonging and less alienation happens when you just let that need for belonging go. Maya Angelou sums it up better:

You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all

Find your own path, your own place to stand, and the rest will follow.


“Be courageous, but not foolhardy.” -the wise Maya Angelou.

The tenth of November 2018

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one where my eyes laid upon a goat,
There the caprine sat, as if to gloat,
He blocked my path and I said, I quote
Dear goat, why should you rest here in the middle of the path
You are blocking this byway with your sunbath
And the goat looked at me with gleam in his eye
Needless to say, he would not let me pass by
AsI waited,  the time did fly
And sure enough, I soon did realise
That everyday I must devote
Some words in honour of the goat
And all of their kind, so silly yet wise
And that has made all the difference.
Inspired by and partially borrowed from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost 

Whatever your journey, I hope someday you meet a goat along the way.