Category Archive: Books & Films

If I woke up, completely healthy?

‘What would I do if I woke up one morning completely healthy?’ The words are Kristian Gidlund’s, the drummer from Sugarplum Fairy, the poet, blogger and author of ‘I kroppen min’, the beautiful… Continue reading

Searching for Sugarman

I FINALLY got a chance to watch the Swedish produced Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, on my flight from Cape Town to Stockholm. And I FINALLY understand the hype! What a moving… Continue reading

And everything is going to the beat

“…and everything is going to the beat – It’s the beat generation, it’s be-at, it’s the beat to keep, it’s the beat of the heart, it’s being beat and down in the world… Continue reading

Cheers blend with tears

There is a buzz from inside the bar Like a bee, stuck in jar There’s all sounds of chatter Inside of my head Cheers blend with tears Morfar is dead 3 days until… Continue reading

How forgiveness budded

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. From… Continue reading

I would have cleaned up

I’m sorry. I didn’t know you were coming or I’d have cleaned up a little more. My life, I mean, not just the apartment. From “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger

Silently loving

…let us risk remembering that we never stop silently loving those we once loved out loud. From The Dance – Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Under the cover

  Perhaps why I love books Is because I fancy the idea Of so much emotion Composed and contained Just waiting to be released

Worth watching!

I rarely watch TV. I have never owned a TV and I’ve lived for years without missing one. That doesn’t mean I haven’t loved times when there has been a TV. Times when… Continue reading

Jack Kerouac-kind of people

“Because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones… Continue reading