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Roadside Chats (26) A week ago I returned to the Wakamarina Valley after a trip to the Golden Bay. As I neared Deep Song I met a neighbour out walking her dogs. I parked my camper in the middle of … Continue reading

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Roadside Chats (25) 3/12/16 Kia ora koutou; I hope this roadside chat finds you in a peaceful space as the year draws towards its end. To those affected by the latest round of quakes; I hope you are recovering balance … Continue reading

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Poems for reflection; 143 – 152 143 Mystic did I rise & So I Rose Where darkness glows Into The Light Of Day In mystic light, I join the fight I Am Communion’s Way I am the poor; the lion’s … Continue reading

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Roadside Chats (24) I can hardly wait! This is going to be so much fun! I know what you’ll do first! You’ll check your emails! You always do! But you’ll especially check this morning because today is May 16th, 2016. … Continue reading

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Roadside Chats (23) The inspiration for Roadside Chats comes from the travel journals of the Japanese Poet/Monk Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). After the Christchurch earthquakes, as I drive north seeking a new life, I read Basho’s; ‘Narrow Road to the Interior.’ … Continue reading

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Roadside Chats (22) It’s so good to be back at Deep Song. I value the support & aroha I’ve received since my visit to hospital. In the solitude of the upper Wakamarina Valley emails are cherished. My memory remains clear. … Continue reading

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Roadside Chats (21) I’m lifting a carton of books when it happens. The dream-world draws close. Dream images leap in and out of focus… they’re too fast for identification. Something’s happening to my brain. I retreat to the camper to … Continue reading

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Roadside Chats (20) Kia ora: belated New Year’s greetings. – I notice the first yellow tinges on the willow tree. Autumn begins her song. Even with its new insect proof screens, Deep Song holds the heat during the long summer … Continue reading

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Roadside Chat’s (19) 5/12/15 Its nine months since I moved ‘up the Valley.’ Five years since the quakes. Today I begin meditation 219.’ It’s like fingering a rosary. Saying by saying I trace the circle. I’m reworking the meditations. This … Continue reading

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Roadside Chats (18) 17/11/15 I head into a slight bend between Blenheim and Havelock. I feel tired; weak. I wonder if the anaesthetic’s still affecting me. It’s so good the colonoscopy’s over. Suddenly the Camper loses power. Something’s wrong! I … Continue reading

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