Category Archives: Blondin

SHE SAID… HE SAID…

Gossip and slander is pouring water on the earth. A knife scraping a stone does not bruise it. Even Buddha images are tarnished. How can a man of earth escape censure?  

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A TREE CLIMBED OVER THE WALL

A tree climbed over the wall to give us its shade and its cool and asked for nothing back at all. Except, perhaps, the wall.

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FREEDOM

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Everyman is his own gaoler; shuts the door and turns the key, ends up where he wants to be, looking at what he needs to see – you for you and me for me. As Māra … Continue reading

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LEARNING

Learning out and learning in both from now and here begin. Going back to change the clock yesterday’s secrets will not unlock. Writing plans on your diary’s page makes nothing happen (except old age). Singing old songs, reciting old parts, rights no wrongs, breeds more false starts. … Continue reading

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LISTEN

What is that sound? Like the trailing of a fan through a silent anteroom? It is the murmur of air ruffling leaves. It is the herald of the whirlwind which will strip those leaves from their trees and wrench the … Continue reading

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A POISONED CHALICE

Education breeds expectation. Expectation leads to frustration. Frustration is a suicide bomber. Flowers of the Void are not so easily destroyed. Insubstantial from the start, they shine on in each empty heart.  

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JUDGE NOT, THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED

Long Wig up on his High Chair stares at Long Hair standing there below him in the dock. ‘I cannot deviate from the Law,’ he says, glancing at the clock. ‘This is my decision. Six months without remission. Oh, and … Continue reading

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