Bricks and Clay

If you think about it, where do bricks come from. They are originally just humble pieces of clay. Put some work into the clay and you get a brick and you can start building. It is very much the same way with our lives. You are handed over a few bricks beforehand. You have your…

Longing for things is the sign of spring

It is the same thing every spring, when the sun comes out and the world wakes up around me. Still I do not have any skills to defend myself from it. Well, I don’t know if I should even try. When the winter is slowly tilting towards spring, it starts. I get ideas and start…

Sudden shifts, hale at the beach

So, there we were, or would have been, laying on the beach, me and Waffle with watermelon named Marty, as the heavy clouds rolled up from the sea. Lightnings crossing the black gloomy mass, up and down as it swallowed the sun. As soon as the clouds hit the higher ground, hail started pounding the sand…

My Brain is Loose

Do you guys sometimes have those moments, when you are not entirely in control of your brain?

How scared of boredom have we become?

Boredom is considered a very bad thing in our western society nowadays. We demand to be entertained continuously. I guess people are afraid of getting sucked into a void if they do not feed some signals to their brain, non stop. Now everybody carries a source of endless irritation in their pocket. We have the option…

Maybe and her sisters

Oh, Waffle will hate me for this. The word I have been working on to morph is maybe. That wonderful, flexible, versatile and sweet word. I can answer just about any question with the word “maybe”, in its different forms. Waffle does not like it. It makes him uncertain. It makes just about anyone doubt…

Sink or Swim

So many of these learning experiences in my life are related to horses. This particular one, has to do with the very first steps of owning one of those magnificent animals. I got her when I was 12. She was 12 too. I had 6 years of experiences about life among horses, mainly in riding schools…

Misplaced Inconvenience

I have a bad tendency to misplace things, right at the time I would actually need them. Especially when I am moving. The first one was when I was moving from my childhood home to my very first own flat. I had forgotten my purse. And my ID, money, bank cards, phone, everything with it….

Unexpected guests and a cake

The Daily Prompt this time describes just about the worst night mare a Finn could ever have, in Unexpected Guests.   The moment I saw them, just sitting there, munching on that cake. I was furious. It was my cake! For me to munch! In all my anger I went up to them, apologized that I bothered…

The matter of ruling

Superpower to change one of the laws of nature? I would probably change the very nature of humans. Go and remove greed, the constant longing mankind has to constantly acquire more and more and more. What ever it was, more of it. That causes us to experience stress, destroy our environment, exploit the island that…

One time machine, please.

Three gadgets were offered, the good old time machine, anywhere door and an invisibility helmet. Choosing only one out of those proved rather tricky. As I love to go to places, the anywhere door seemed to be the obvious option. But then again, if you give it a thought, in the world we live in today,…