Puzzle Piece

‘Puzzle Piece’

A broken plate this morning, sigh…

Some observations:

  1. Some broken things are just not worth fixing – replace them with something better.
  2. You just might be the missing piece in somebody’s puzzle.
  3. Sometimes you don’t need to solve a puzzle – a little mystery is okay.
  4. Occasionally things need to get broken, for you to understand how they really work.
  5. Last, and not least, take good care picking up dishes from the sink!

Doors Closed, Eyes Open


“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us”

– Alexander Graham Bell

The first part of this quote is almost a cliché.

It is, fortunately for us, very often true.

The second part is a wisdom to bear in mind though.

I can personally attest to lingering at closed doors ,thus missing out on openings, but I have learnt over time to quickly look elsewhere when something just isn’t to be .

The photo is of some of the most impressive doors in my bag of pictures, just to remind myself that a beautiful closed door is still just a closed door…


Wise Old Beards


Four aerial root formations dangle from the branches of an ancient Pohutukawa tree.

Like woody stalagtites.

And like the beards of old wise men.


The final request of The Serenity Prayer

The hardest thing to find, and when I really don’t have a clue, this favourite tree reminds me that it may come eventually…




The Serenity Prayer

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You may well have seen or heard this prayer before (actually it is just part of a longer prayer written in the early 1930s by US theologian Reinhold Niebuhr) , most closely associated with Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery programmes.

It is however a design for life and wellbeing for anybody really.

You don’t have to be religious; you can call on your own understanding of the divine.

And even if you are a dyed in the wool atheist you can permit yourself the assets  mentioned in the  words to be used at your disposal to meet most life situations.

I use the prayer more often than my own ego would like, for the simple fact is that I  often don’t have a f**king clue about how to react to certain things.

If nothing else, it gives me a pause before I might plow on ahead and do some damage…