The Slingshot

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Collage art by Eugenia Loli Collage art by Eugenia Loli

This morning I woke far from home but again to the sound of crows, cawing change in their insistent way. I watched out the top floor window as a lone crow moved side to side along a high branch of a majestic Norfolk Pine, testing his weight as he shuffled his bulk along the length of the branch. The tree began to bow and bounce beneath him with every next step but still he continued to the very edge and there he sat, even as the wind ruffled all his feathers and the branch sagged as if to snap. Despite all the constant movement and whirling around him, above him and below him, he was still. Feathers ruffled and flight beckoning but he stayed his position until my attention was taken elsewhere, lesson learned.

The past week or more has been an epic tilt shift in…

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The New Normal

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Image by Tim Walker Photography Image by Tim Walker Photography

The first month of this lightning year is nearly done. Yes, already. This week has been the return to real life for many as we tearfully kiss our long Summer holidays goodbye. We are back at work, warily eyeing off the grindstone and struggling to get back into the regular routine. Kids have returned to school around these parts, many taking a big step up and starting somewhere for the first time. New opportunities abound and they are coming at us thick and fast. Our lives are morphing at lightspeed. Everything is changing so quickly and all of a sudden we are trying to get used to a whole bunch of new stuff in our lives.

Welcome to the new normal, Bohemians.

It is an unfamiliar place and it does not feel like we belong here. We are walking like alien creatures through our new habitats, waiting…

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