The Gatekeeper

I am the Gatekeeper But not the gate I bid you welcome, reassure you: “You are in the right place”. I am the Guide But not the journey. The path you take Belongs to you, alone. I do not lead But neither do I follow. We walk together, Companions on the road   Advertisements

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A Young Heart

On my walk this morning, I stopped to chat with a very elderly man on a mobility scooter. It was a glorious, sunny day with a light breeze, the kookaburras were chortling in the gum trees and the sky was that impossible shade of Sydney blue. We talked for a while about our appreciation of … More A Young Heart

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A Feathered Visitor

The bliss of a stroll in the cool of the evening after a hot Sydney day! The air is fresh and the sky is that magical blend of indigo and aquamarine, fading to pearlescent gold above the horizon. Trees loom beside the path, black lace against the fading light, and the undergrowth rustles with the … More A Feathered Visitor

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Rainy Morning

Rain taps gently on the skylight, Filmy curtains cloak the morning chill, Maple muesli toasting in the oven. Lavender upon the window sill. Cosily, I curl up on the sofa, Waiting laptop cradled on my knees. Words are pouring slowly from my fingers, Favourite purple rug around my feet. * * * * *

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At The Spa

At the spa Everyone smiles. Tiles glow hygienic white, Perfumed unguents, lavender rain, Thirsting skin beneath warm hands, Intimate, warm candle light. At the spa Everyone smiles. Lithe women loll on daybeds, Sipping lemon water, eyes half-closed, Dreaming of their lovers And the night. At the spa Everyone smiles. Attendants shuffle slowly by, Silent and … More At The Spa

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The Creative Life

It has been a while since I blogged. The new year began and life became busy after the usual January hiatus.  I have been finishing my novel – more than five years in the writing, and after numerous drafts – and wrestling with the issues raised by the creative process. For a long time I … More The Creative Life

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