Three lines

July 13, 2006


Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 8:49 am


Originally uploaded by icrowcli.

I was wondering whether I am ‘clutching at straws’ or have the seeds of the future in my hand. It depends what these seeds communicate‚Ķ (Why a bean pod? The pod is very thin and apparently inedible. The seed is tasteless and just smells green. The seeds are shiny, too.); they remind me of the pill. For a long term future from a plant’s point of view, it is likely that there are plants that have contraceptive qualities for humans, which may be as free and abundant as these seeds.


July 3, 2006

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 6:35 pm

It is not surprising that if you live in a country for many years, your thinking may become like those around you. I live in a country where people tend to be rather fatalist; in fact, the culture is characterised by a type of music and general notion called ‘Fado’. Why don’t you choose your happiness instead of your fate? I would beam at those around me, It is just a question of knowing (or remembering) you have a choice!

Passing mist

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 6:06 pm

I believe that each of us has a ‘home from home’; that is, a sacred place within. Knowing that such a place exists keeps you happy. It allows you to withstand injustice and potentially devastating human actions. Nevertheless, just like a ‘Mountain of Grace’, it can become hidden by the mist. I realise now why I haven’t been writting lately: the mist has fallen and I have been living in a black and white world.

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