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101 Things in 1001 Days: April 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Earth Day

We tread each day on
an abundance of riches
we don't acknowledge

You give and we take
we don't replace but take more
ignoring your groans

I celebrate you
gentle sustainer of life
I celebrate you

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Before this weeks prompt, I had always thought of bridges in very physical terms i.e a structure that is built to ferry us across a little stream, valley or a body of fast flowing water. But on reflection bridges are much more than that – much more than physical structures. Bridges can also be emotional or spiritual ‘structures’.

Over the years, I have mended bridges of friendship, built bridges of reconciliation, burnt (emotional) bridges and destroyed bridges of past baggage. I have crossed bridges to the unknown, sat on bridges of self doubt and been a bridge myself of trust, communication and commitment.

Indeed, the humble bridge is so much more than what it appears.

The Future I

My future beckons
From across a shaky bridge
I tread cautiously

The Future II

Your journey begins
Across it’s firm wooden planks
Walk with confidence

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

In the News

It must have struck you how there is hardly ever any good news in the news. It’s been like that for years I suspect but in the last 15 years even more so. Death, destruction and mayhem rule the day. Sensational headlines are what sells but what angers me the most though is watching z-list ‘celebrities’ being paraded across our screens and newspapers touting their own brand of so called success or partaking of yet another trashy reality TV show – and this from people I struggle to understand what exactly they are famous for!

Won’t it be nice to have a newspaper or just one, ONE is all I ask, TV channel dedicated to good news only? But that’s hardly going to happen, is it? Won’t appeal to the advertisers or the vast majority of the public who rely on a daily dose of bad news to keep them going.

So if what’s in the news gets you down, do like I do and switch that TV off.