September

It’s September, and the season here is ready for a change.

The blackberries declared it end of summer in July this year, tired of waiting, and now we too must accept summer is on the wane.

The Buddhists declare life is impermanence and I think that feels more and more so in this changing world.

To discover joy and peace is to embrace it,  and truly see things as they are.

It feels almost impossible to imagine this world evolved and at total peace, with the global headlines of 2017, and yet there are those who believe this could yet be a reality.

It is an incredible thought to imagine human beings understanding each other without error, without fear, and with complete love. But we are human, and for some reason we have been given all of our sides!

Remembering the creations of immense beauty the human has achieved in states of love is humbling, and perhaps the place to begin.

Remembering the acts of pure courage in the face of wickedness is a place to continue.

And finally seeing the acts of total forgiveness when living with loss and grief must be the place to rest, and stay, and learn, and evolve.

From the family, to friends, neighbourhoods, villages, towns and cities. From community to countries, alliances and to the entire planet.

Betrayal, corruption, greed and competition exists even within a family. This thing we do, so badly, begins at home. We simply have to evolve. It is time for change.

 

 

 

A March Blog

9781781321867-Cover.inddoceans front only jpgIt seems such a long time since I spoke of these two, my first fantasy duo. It seems such a long time since I wrote them! But recently I had to send off some extracts, and I thought I’d dust off their pretty covers again (the work of two talented folk, Derek and Rosie), to talk of life.

Now, wildlife conservation and sustainability have always been very important to me, as you will know if you follow my blog, and I try to write with these in mind:

“…Toxics, set in a world in which the environmental balance has been altered by the birth of a new species…This fantasy world will encourage older children (10+) to think more carefully about the environmental issues of their own planet.”

In March we have the beginning of spring.  A time of regeneration, and of hope. The world feels particularly precarious just now, doesn’t it? And yet there are always messages of positivity, of hope and peace. Mother Teresa once said,

‘We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.’

A pair of fantasy children’s novels hoping for balance, a new novel on its way dreaming of conservation…drip, drip…how can a few words help when I read the headlines? I don’t know…maybe something I say will inspire a budding conservationist…a brilliant ecologist…a wise peacemaker…who knows? …drip, drop.

I wish you hope, peace and joy this spring, and the desire to do whatever you can, in your own small or large way.

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