Happy as

Listening to music which speaks to my listening so feeds my soul, transporting me to a happy place. Never mind the rain falling outside. The sky is crying, but not me. Warm, dry, and safe from the elements; I listen to my favourite music. Head nodding. Feet tapping. And wearing a smile as broad as…

With Thanks

Just a thought, but sitting here at my workstation at the close of another day I realize something rather remarkable. It is something so rare, so precious, it demands further analysis. Today was a perfect combination of weather and people on their best behaviour: the day shone bright, sunny, and clear while people were pleasant,…

The Yearning

A life time of personal experience shapes and reinforces beliefs and influences behaviour. Typically, praise boosts confidence fuelling the incentive to perfect innate ability.  Conversely, criticism can drive a human to avoid activities especially where their thinking is along the lines of “I’m hopeless at this!” My niece was two when she told me to…

Enduring Melody

Head bopping, feet tapping, body swaying, fingers snapping. Lips curving into a smile.  The music triggers a memory: of another time and place, fondly remembered. Of an island off Italy’s coastline where the cliffs plunge into azure waters and narrow alleyways of light-coloured cobblestones and centuries-old buildings cling to the steep slopes. Travellers from different…