Stand Tall

‘Stand Tall’

On my recent road trip up north, I passed through the magnificent Waipoua Forest.

Kauri trees are the great trees of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and the forest contains the largest specimens of them.

To look up the straight trunks into the leafy canopy is to be simply awe struck.

Truly inspirational!

I often find myself “crouching down”, in a metaphysical sense at least, rather than “standing tall”. Lacking self-confidence; doubting myself; the sort of shit that plagues many of us, I suspect.

If I have any resolution for the New Year it is to be like the kauri trees pictured – tall in spirit, standing proud.

Whirl Of Pain

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‘Whirl Of Pain’

This is for those trapped in a whirl of pain; the razor wire of your personal hell encircling you.

You don’t need to be told what pain feels like.

But you have to believe there is some good in you, and the world, and that you will find it somehow.

Just in the same way that there is light and sky through the wire in the photo,”beyond” awaits…