The Danger Of Being Me


      that every journey begins with a single step, laughter really is contagious and family isn’t a word but a sentence;

      that there are no better antiques than old friends;

      in a difficult climb to earn the view from the top of the mountain;

      that when I am good I am very good, but somehow I seem to be better when I am bad;

      in „The God Of Small Things”, „The Kite Runner” , My Poor Marat” and „The Prophet” as much as I believe in „The Little Prince”;

      in coffee, green tea, caramel ice-cream and crème brûlée;

      in Indian summer, winter twilight and pouring rain;

      that rugby is like war – easy to start, difficult to stop and impossible to forget;

      in music of different forms, colours, tongues and rhythms;

       that it takes two to tango…

I am a Believer.

I think our days would be more meaningful if everyone believed in something. Either yourself, a flight to the Moon or simply tomorrow. Viva La Vida!

326 thoughts on “The Danger Of Being Me

  1. Hi Ese, nice to meet you, and your thoughtful heart-felt blog.
    Thank you for visiting our blog and for following. Sorry I’ve taken so long to respond. We’ve been in places with glacial internet. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.


  2. raroto

    Dear Ese, your blog is very elegant and inspiring. Thank you for liking my Family photo challenge. It is such an honor and i am flattered :-).


  3. And Voltaire would know – some of his important work came from his thoughts about the effects of a massive earthquake in Lisbon in 1755. So I couldn’t resist commenting! I, too, believe in creme brûlée!


  4. Hello Ese, thanks for visiting my blog and liking my Cee Photo Challenge. It took me one second to decide to follow you – your blog is that good! I am looking forward to reading more.


  5. This poem is so wonderfully delicious. I saw this video a while ago and watched/listened to it several time…it is most fitting here too. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post!


  6. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…



  7. Ese, love this page and like your choice of reference books. Thank you for placing a follow on my wee blog, it is greatly appreciated and you are warmly welcomed aboard. Please feel free to comment. Allow me to explore more of your work and enjoy your day, whatever it may bring. MM 🍀


  8. I just had to share how much I love “family is not a word, but a sentence” I also love, love, love the photograph of the feet with henna in your butterfly post. Beautiful 🙂 You are a gifted writer. Happy travels, Cheryl


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