You do not need…


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You do not need to do anything, just remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, just wait. Do not even wait, just be quiet, still and solitary, and the universe will expose itself to you. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet. -Franz Kafka

February 28, 2014

For one day, we are going to die.


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It’s something I hear often, and something I don’t remember often enough – the irony of human life is that we go about our daily life as though we are going to live forever. So anything we want to do, is something that can be done later – my life is full of the daily […]

July 23, 2013

On the Claude Makalele Conundrum


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One of the greatest footballers ever. He won’t be remembered, and he won’t make many lists. And not many outside the game will know him – the way they know Messi, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo or Rooney. And arguably he made a bigger difference to the teams he played on, if not as big a difference as […]

July 15, 2011

I have a dream


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I dream about sleeping. Sleeping deeply. Soundly. Peacefully. And drifting out of it gently. Rising up from the mists of sleep, drifting into the waking world like a feather rising slowly on a hot summer day. Not being woken up by strange noises and alarm clocks or sunshine. Not by neighbors banging doors, or by my conscience […]

October 9, 2009

Flying high


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The mind breaks free From the grip of gravity And I soar again Rising beyond fears Leaving worries behind The sky greets me And the wind whispers A welcome song I’m floating free Back where I belong. And flying is easy, Just open your mind Let your imagination Unfold mighty wings See here and now. […]

June 9, 2009

I wonder


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if we create the drama in our lives to escape boredom and dullness. So many of our problems are self-created, and if we have had the dubious good fortune to get someone else to create a problem for us, we make sure we do our best to perpetuate it. Why end it and avoid the […]

February 23, 2009