Wabi-sabi

I came across the Japanese philsophy of wabi-sabi a while back now. You can distill into 3 simple words: impermanent, imperfect and incomplete. Wabi-sabi philosophy values the process and the journey rather than some end-point or goal. Are there actually any endings or just constant becomings? Having a vision to move towards is a usefulContinue reading “Wabi-sabi”

Dandelion dreams

Dandelions are beautiful and they are the first food for the bees. Their bright yellow flowers are a welcome burst of colour after the winter and early spring. The flowers are followed by heads of fairy-like floaty seeds, which create a sphere of softness and potential. My friend recently compared creating a PhD to aContinue reading “Dandelion dreams”

Blue for bluebells

Starting our walk with Nova, the collie-dog, we turned out of our gate and on to the lane to be met with faded, dying bluebells. Not the “oh the bluebells are finished”-type dying, rather the dried-out, dehydrated-type dying. We haven’t had proper Cumbrian rain for over 8 weeks now. Maybe the shallower soil and moreContinue reading “Blue for bluebells”

Viral commonality

This situation we find ourselves in is effecting everyone in multiple, multifaceted, good, bad, in-between and unknown ways. Everyone reacts within their own context of course or is maybe forced into certain ways by systemic controls. Any which way we are generally reacting to this situation not to just protect ourselves and our own, butContinue reading “Viral commonality”