• Brief Thoughts

    A Few Random Thoughts

    The things on my mind today Hi, how are you? I think today’s post is going to have to be a bit short.  I’m carrying out a major overhaul of my blog.  Nothing that will necessarily be noticeable but there are certain things I realise I did wrong when first I started my blog nearly a year ago, and other things I didn’t do when I migrated to self hosting. So fiddling and twiddling is necessary.   I’m wondering how you’re all feeling about the easing of lockdown restrictions? For those of us with chronic illness it can be a difficult time.   I was definitely anxious about leaving the…

  • Life topics

    How an Ancient Tale Can Help Us Now

    It suggests a Mantra for our comfort It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln This has changed over time to become  ‘This too shall pass’ .  How appropriate this phrase seems right here and right now.  And I bet none of us who have ever thought about things that will end eventually, whether…