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My Heart

This is my heart It is yours Symbol of my love Also yours Please don’t break it Or ever lose it Just let it beat Next to yours From Poems for the Little Room 2012, Lulu likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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And The Truth Will Set You Free

So we are told. Who better to obtain said truth from than a young child? This weekend we took Deni to the fair. I was joking with her that the two skeletons that were gyrating in front of the ghost train were her ‘friends’. The response? “Daddy, they obviously your friends as they are your age.” Hmmmmmm. As if that were not enough I am planning a US holiday this summer. I told Deni that she would see some really poor fat people there. Her response? “Oh so that’s why you are so fat …because you lived in America.” Yes, the truth will set you free…….. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Fast Food for the Soul

The world is full of hype isn’t it? All around the internet you will find articles such as ’15 ways to be happy’, ’10 ways to lose weight’ or, ‘3 reasons to quit smoking’. Why do all these hyped articles involve numbers? What is it about listing a small number of things that appeals to readers? I’ll tell you. Time and efficiency. Why would I read an essay if I can get 12 short statements? ‘The seven habits of effective people’ – another example. Everything must be boiled down to the bare bones and presented quickly. It’s fast food for the soul! The problem is surely that being eternal, why would the soul want fast food? In fact, its the body and maybe the ego that wants instant gratification. The

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Playing Dad

Being a dad has its moments. To me, it always has felt like a dad needs to be able to maintain a mental list of immediate and future ‘to-dos’. “Dad, can you do this?” is asked even as you are still trying to do what was asked of you not 1 minute ago…. “In a minute” is my standard response, so much so, that when I ask my daughter to do something that is exactly what she tells me! Being a dad also seems to always involve building things. Quite honestly, I have never been good at building things and so I often find myself dreading Christmas when, invariably, there are legos, toys and goodness knows what to build…. all while being asked “Is it ready yet?”. It’s moments like

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A Dream

I dreamed a dream that everything was me There was no you because you were me I was a circulating void of energy Carrying a stream of visuals Everything was one And that one was me I felt sadness and joy Sad that you don’t know That you are really me that the you-me fights me Mistreats and abuses me But joy that me is eternal And will not end I am a stream of energy I am a sound I am All there is I am a crowd I am me and me is you likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring….

You have to hand it to life sometimes for piling it on. Sometimes it seems as if fate decides you have had too easy a time of it recently so it will now go ahead and shower you with shit. I’m sure everyone reading this can instantly relate to what I am saying as it appears to be a common feature of human life. One minute, you are sailing along thinking things really aren’t that bad and then…pow! Everything happens and all at once. I have often heard people tell me in this context that ‘God only gives you as much as you can bear”. That may be true but it doesn’t make it any easier! In fact, I happen to believe that we do this to ourselves. We are

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That Little Face

That little face Impish, childish grace That growing sense of self The words you use The toys you chose To play with Your little hand in mine Those sweet kisses at bedtime The smell of your hair How you ask for me at night And how you hug me tight How you steal my iPad You playing with your dog Sleeping like a log This is true love This is ‘give my life’ for you Can’t be without you love likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Prague Spring?

Occasionally, a pattern sets up in life and you wonder what could be the meaning. Recently, say since November last year, if my daughter isn’t sick then I am. Colds, flu, pneumonia etc. You name it, it’s been a visitor here. Unfortunately, this causes all kinds of problems. Hoe do you keep an executive level job where your signature commits the company when you are mostly at home? When our daughter is sick, it means one of us must stay at home and be ‘mum’. I love doing it actually. I really feel much closer to my daughter these days but how much holiday time can I take before I am in trouble. For Gabriela, the issue is in some ways worse, she is rather new at her job and

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Reality Quotes

To support some of the concepts explored in The Last Observer, I have been posting and will continue to post, quotes from people on the nature of reality and magic. It’s actually quite amazing when you start looking for these quotes, how much agreement there seems to be between widely diverse people on the topic of reality………. Let’s explore a few; [I can’t accept quantum mechanics because] “I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.” Albert Einstein We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. J. K. ROWLING, speech to Harvard Alumni Association, 2008 “Every man lives in a world of his own creation,

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My old Socks

Multicolored footwear beset with many holes. But no one else can see the terrible state of my treasured old socks. You see these socks were bought by a very special friend and they hold so many memories within their crushed and worn fabric. When they were new they were the talk of all my friends. Who would dare to wear such socks they said rather shocked. But now my faded foot threads are replete with holes and extruded toes and destined for the trash. Such a shame my treasured old socks will never walk again. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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