"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Sunday, 22 September 2013

just stuff

Stuff from the week

That has amused....

A picture that has got me thinking about planning our trip to the UK next year.....

I found this picture here.  Not much about it or where it is but it has to be in the countryside somewhere and it reminds me of our family roadtrip, 8 years ago in Wales and England.  I want to go back (actually to be honest, I just want to pack a suitcase and head off on an aeroplane and see places I have not seen before - an adventure)

Talking of adventures, I finished this book in bed this morning.  Taking adventures a bit to the extreme for me but such a great read.

She tells and amazing story which has left me inquisitive about the author and her present life.  She is now a wife, mother and anaesthetist in Cape Town and she also writes articles for the Mail and Guardian - here is one. On further investigation (you will love this Fay) I realise that she must live in our neighbourhood.  She wrote this article about "Norman's Bookshop" (my favourite bookstore).  Read the book, if you can find a copy (apparently about to be reprinted).  Pity Norman is not around to source it for you :(.

This video is pretty powerful and shocking and makes you sad that so many people are in abusive relationships and continue to live lives like this...

And then to end off with a song

So today I wrote a song for you
Cause a day can get so long
And I know its hard to make it through
When you say there's something wrong

So I'm trying to put it right
Cause I want to love you with my heart
All this trying has made me tight
And I don't know even where to start

Maybe that's a start

Cause you know its a simple game
That you play filling up your head with rain
And you know you are hiding from your pain
In the way, in the way you say your name

And I see you
Hiding your face in your hands
Flying so you won't land
You think no one understands
No one understands

So you hunch your shoulders and you shake your head
And your throat is aching but you swear
No one hurts you, nothing could be sad
Anyway you're not here enough to care

And you're so tired you don't sleep at night
As your heart is trying to mend
You keep it quiet but you think you might
Disappear before the end

And its strange that you cannot find
Any strength to even try
To find a voice to speak your mind
When you do, all you want to do is cry

Well maybe you should cry

And I see you hiding your face in your hands
Talking bout far-away lands
You think no one understands
Listen to my hands

And all of this life
Moves around you
For all that you claim
you're standing still
You are moving too
You are moving too
You are moving too
I will move you

Time to get outside and appreciate the blue sky and sun which has not been around in Cape Town for quite a while.  Enjoy your Sunday.

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