My brain needs a workout. When I was younger, I could sit down for an hour and produce six poems. Fair enough, they would too often take a teenager’s fascination with morbidity coupled with some truly terrible metaphors, but at least it was some words on a page. And occasionally, I produced something that I … Continue reading Once Upon a Time… I Was Creative
I love the word ‘maybe’. On a purely superficial level, it’s a pretty sounding word. Of course, its meaning is better. Perhaps. Possibly. It can be used negatively, of course: ‘Maybe I just won’t see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child if the ticket system is so frustrating.’ For me, though, it’s hopeful. I like … Continue reading Maybe
The definition of identity, according to Google: The fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Good and vague. That is: The characteristics determining who or what a person or thing is. Better. We know the concept of identity, but how many of us would actually find it difficult to describe our … Continue reading Being not quite something
What are five things that make your house a home? Oh, this Daily Prompt could make me a bit homesick! There are some good things about the house I live in at the moment, but home for me is still in Scotland. Aside from the people in both cases, what are the main things that make … Continue reading What makes your house a home?
Music is really important to me, and I listen to it a lot. We all do these days – shopping to a backing track of some chart song; working out to some trash at the gym; not-really-listening to whatever comes through our headphones on the way to work. Our lives have a pretty constant soundtrack. For … Continue reading Always Something There to Remind Me
Photo Challenge: This week, let's split our photos in two.
I didn’t mean to post today, but the Daily Prompt has me all nostalgic: Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. Just the other day I read a reference to Holst’s The Planets, and it didn’t remind me of some fabulous … Continue reading You make me feel so young