Sometimes, it’s just so simple


When you’ve been tussling with something for a long time, you wonder if you’ll ever reach the end. And then something happens. A word or comment. An insight. Simply seeing it from another angle. And there it is. The answer is in plain sight. Yet it wasn’t in plain sight. It wasn’t that we’ve been … Read more

On being open to possibilities


I’m not sure how open we can be if our minds are full and our diary is back to back. Possibilities, by their nature, are things that are not yet. They have an element of imagination. And hope weaves through them like a thread of gold which we only see in a particular light. The … Read more

Out of the corner of my eye


What do we see out of the corner of our eyes? It’s certainly not something we are focused on, that has our attention. Yet, the ‘other’ is enough to be noticed, even though we weren’t looking for it. And often, it has something to say to us. If we will stop and listen. I wonder … Read more

Being open to seeing with fresh eyes


‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in finding new landscapes but in seeing with new eyes.’ + Marcel Proust Our eyes are amazing. And what we notice isn’t what we see. Indeed, if our brains processed all that falls on our retina, we would be completely overwhelmed. We simply wouldn’t be able to function. … Read more

How far can you see?


I suspect there is a limit to your physical sight. There certainly is to mine! And it depends on our vantage point. However, I also wonder if we can see further with the eyes of our hearts. And perhaps that’s what will serve us better in the coming days.

Hidden in what the heart reveals


Just walking bya leafin early autumnsunlight,more gloriousthan acrown. Extravagantbeauty inplain sight,patientlywaitingto benoticed Who are we,and whatare we bearinghiddenbeneaththe layersof love?

Beauty in the dark places


Is there beauty in dark places? In the worn-out, torn down recesses where truth has been trampled? Perhaps it depends on what we think we are looking for and which eyes we are using. Because hidden inside is always life, and life is magnificent. Beauty likes neglected places … In its real sense, beauty is … Read more

Pause for beauty


Yesterday morning, the combination of Rosebay willowherb, dew and early morning sunlight conjured up wonder before my eyes. I stood there for a long time, just looking, drinking in the sight. Somehow, I hadn’t realised how thirsty my soul was for beauty. Yet this isn’t a luxury. We need beauty to live because it affects … Read more



Light illuminates. It shows up what is there and brings colour to life. Words illuminate. They dispense understanding and expose meaning. Emotions illuminate, demonstrating impact where we can’t always see it. And love illuminates when we least expect it. … There is something about the angle of the early morning sun that fills this small … Read more

Where’s your blind spot?


Did you know that we all have a blind spot? A little visual gap just in front of our nose, between our eyes. And there’s nothing we can do about it. Yes, we all have other blind spots, of the non-physical kind. That’s where we need the sight and insight of others. Not just for … Read more