The death of the extended family

Once upon a time, older people were revered and loved by the tribe. They were the wise ones everyone looked up to and asked advice from. They stayed with the little ones and taught them tales while the youth and middle aged went to forage and hunt. They were looked after and they looked after…

Let’s talk about weeds

Nearly three years ago we decided to let the garden do what it wanted for many reasons, a rubbish lawnmower and not having the funds to buy a new one was one of them so it wasn’t all ecowarrior motives though there were some thoughts on that too of course. We had been gradually leaving…

BE

When did we decide as humans that being was not enough? When did we decide that to define who we are we had to decide what we wanted to be, to become? WE ARE! We are already, we do not have to become anything. Because we are, we already are what we wanted to be,…

Scéal an tSionainn

Fadó, Fadó, sular rugadh an abhainn is faide sa tir seo bhí tobar ann darbh ainm TobarConnla, áit ina raibh naoi crainn coill ina seasamh timpeall a mbéal. Lig siad titim bhur cnósíos agus bhí na brádain sna tobar ag fanacht leo. Go leor daoine a chuala faoin dtobar, ó chuala siad faoin mbrádan ón…

Tom

There’s a spider in my bathroom and his name is Tom. He isnt very big, He’s a tiny little one. He doesn’t spin a web he waits patiently instead, underneath the skirting board pretending to be dead. He waits so patiently,  for food to scurry by. I’m the only one who sees him Does he…

RED EYES

Anyone who has realised that we have as a species, destroyed nearly all that is good in this world, has cried a little. Anyone who has struggled with their perceived helplessness and inability to change the ways of the world, has cried a little. Anyone who has tried to open others eyes to our creation…

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