Three lines

July 13, 2006

Judasbea.jpg

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

Judasbea.jpg

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… (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.

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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.

April 20, 2006

splash

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 9:53 pm

splash

Originally uploaded by icrowcli.

So there I was feeling in control when this splash of colour hits me and knocks me off my feet. As I try to pick myself up, thinking life is beautiful, someone I really admire says, Camellias leave me cold! So I pick myself off the floor again, convinced that I must simply be seeing things, but decide to take a photograph just in case I am wrong… and that the permanent state of concussion I feel is really quite normal.

Magcama2

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 9:33 pm

Magcama2

Originally uploaded by icrowcli.

I wanted to use the moment to take charge of my life again. There are times when you meet needs as they arise rather than anticipate them – as has been happening for the last couple of weeks. However, it feels good to imagine yourself in the driving seat of your life even if the unexpected can unseat you at any time.

March 18, 2006

A camellia?

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 8:15 am

A camellia?

Originally uploaded by icrowcli.

Accompanying someone with a passion for camellias is not the easiest of
tasks. Here is my dog doing his best to be one. Camellias are known to be
fluid such that the flowers change, and so you are witnessing the world’s
first camellia-dog!

March 9, 2006

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 11:30 am

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Originally uploaded by icrowcli.


Lately, I have noticed that, as a parent, it is natural to take an interest in your children and that you really begin to notice the apparent vacuum that is created as they begin to draw away from you. Hence, keeping the balance between them and areas of one’s development as an individual is critical to well being. In short, while it is important to support your children’s dreams and aspiration, it is important to keep sight of your own birth vision.


March 3, 2006

Friday, 03 March 2006

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 3:28 pm

I awoke in a dream, where I was pointing out the relevance of a picture of a priest to a general theme on professions, except that the priest wasn’t wearing a cross but a key – the key symbolises that in any walk of life, a revelation is possible. It opens a door in that particular area, which reveals a precious insight for human existence. Hence, it doesn’t matter whether the area is work, leisure or study; there is an area of common interest. Perhaps, the revelations can be summed up in the exclamation: ‘Life is beautiful!’

February 24, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 8:47 am


It is the time of year when you have to change gear. Suddenly, daily life takes off and you find yourself desperately trying to catch up with yourself. Nevertheless, ‘flying’ is not necessarily a bad thing; there is a chance to gain a new perspective.

February 22, 2006

FruitForThought

Filed under: personal — by Ian Rowcliffe @ 10:14 am

FruitForThought

Originally uploaded by icrowcli.

How do we view the future? Do we want monotony and mono-culture? Surely, variety is not only the spice of life but the key to existence.

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