Oblivious

Never mind the coolness of that breeze as it swept clouds across a winter's sky. Never mind the clouds as they passed in front of the sun to block the sun’s rays from warming the mere mortals below. And never mind the added chill from sitting outdoors in the shade: five men are playing cards.…

Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

Knowing When

I know the feeling. I know it well. Whether it be one half of an intimate relationship, or a thread woven into the looser knit of friendship. It is the experience of that warm and fuzzy feeling where you bask in the glow of belonging to something rather special: believing, hoping, the state of ecstasy…

The Gossipers

Every Tuesday morning they gather. Fine weather and they sit around one of the round, wooden tables just outside their favourite café. If inclement, or if a chill winter wind blows, they head indoors into the café. Willing hands help to rearrange a table and chairs while some sit on the long bench seat which…