We know not

“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things.”
~ John Wesley Powell


“Sometimes a scent is more evocative than a photo or an image. It is a primer for the deflagration of sensation, emotions, desires, uncontrollable atmospheres, dejavus that flood and wrap us like honey, until they make us drown in an unrepeatable moment of wellbeing… olfactory hallucinations that lead us anywhere: to the North of any South, to the East of any West…”

As they are

DOGVIEW: Sunday, a windy day in the park, not happy about the leash, but the fragrant messages are fabulous…and the physio’s working, my back leg’s following me

“Mindfulness helps us freeze the frame so that we become aware of our sensations and experiences as they are, without the distorting colouration of socially conditioned responses or habitual reactions.”
~ Henepola Gunaratana


“As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.”
― Pema Chödrön

UPDATE: It’s Sunday night, Frankie’s tucked up in bed, no, not really, Bowen Therapy’s taken hold. Recovery’s looking promising, but boredom’s looking menacing, at least for the bipeds.


“A small act is worth a million thoughts.”
~ Ai Weiwei

UPDATE: Frankie started physiotherapy today with talented Bowen practitioner Marie.
Whilst not being the outstanding stick-jutsu practitioner of legend, he may once more in the the not-too-distant future roam with the gentle waves breaking on the shoreline at one of our local beaches.


“But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

On the Road Again

On the road again
Just can’t wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can’t wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again

~ Willie Nelson

UPDATE: Frankie’s been going for drives to help him alleviate some of his doggie recovery boredom. We think it’ll be awhile yet, physio allowing, to actually get on the road again, but we can tell by the tapping of his paws to the music it will happen.

Hold Fast

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes

UPDATE: Frankie’s still recuperating, soon to go in for some physio for the back legs.

It worked for Harrison Ford.