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Today, amidst the world's turmoil In a first world country Or so we suppose Taken by her damaged mother Terribly hurt before rescue Distraught dad sits in emergency His 5yo girl fights for life He cannot see her But for green-clad gowns Determined, dogged, disciplined They try, they try, they ... fail Friends gather Silence […] Read More

A Young Light Dims on Angels’ Wings

Today, amidst the world’s turmoil
In a first world country
Or so we suppose

Taken by her damaged mother
Terribly hurt before rescue
Distraught dad sits in emergency
His 5yo girl fights for life

He cannot see her
But for green-clad gowns
Determined, dogged, disciplined
They try, they try, they … fail

Friends gather
Silence, questions, disbelief
As a young light dims
On angels’ wings

No hug goodbye
No, I love you my girl
A father’s heartbreak
Cracks across the city

And the sky weeps
On a sunny day
Wondering what is wrong with us
We hug our little ones more closely

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Eyes catch my breath A laugh startling crows Pinnaculous intellect And a dancer's toes Fiery hearth A door opens wide An arrow-pierced soul Steps slowly inside […] Read More

A Door Opens

Eyes catch my breath
A laugh startling crows
Pinnaculous intellect
And a dancer’s toes

Fiery hearth
A door opens wide
An arrow-pierced soul
Steps slowly inside

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The best way to find and do what brings you joy, is to find and do what brings you joy. This remarkable presentation by Jennifer Aaker, contains a wonderful story about the positive aspects of social media and its possibilities for doing good. It's main message, however, is the pursuit of happiness. Small Stone for […] Read More

Small Stone: What brings you joy

The best way to find and do what brings you joy, is to find and do what brings you joy.

This remarkable presentation by Jennifer Aaker, contains a wonderful story about the positive aspects of social media and its possibilities for doing good.

It’s main message, however, is the pursuit of happiness.

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ABOUT JENNIFER AAKER: A social psychologist and marketer, Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She is widely published in the leading scholarly journals in psychology and marketing, and her work has been featured in a variety of media, including The Economist, NYTimes, WSJ, Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Science. A sought-after teacher in the field of marketing, Professor Aaker teaches courses, including ‘Designing Happiness’, ‘How to Tell a Story’, ‘Building Innovative Brands’, and ‘The Power of Social Technology’.

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A child has no ken of the impossible. Cousins from opposite sides of the world play together in my sister's pool. Small stone for: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallstones/permalink/237178999780026/ […] Read More

Small Stone: The Impossible

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A child has no ken of the impossible.

Cousins from opposite sides of the world play together in my sister’s pool.

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What does a soldering iron have in common with ... a frozen lasagne (TV dinner)? Well, not so much 'in common' as 'so much not in common'. A soldering iron represents: - not accepting what is presented off-the-shelf - fixing what is broken - do it yourself - make it how you need and want […] Read More

Small Stone – Soldering Lasagne

What does a soldering iron have in common with …
a frozen lasagne (TV dinner)?

Well, not so much ‘in common’ as ‘so much not in common’.

A soldering iron represents:
– not accepting what is presented off-the-shelf
– fixing what is broken
– do it yourself
– make it how you need and want

A TV dinner represents:
– taking whatever is presented
– avoiding the wash-up
– couldn’t be arsed doing it yourself
– taste (and possibly nutrition) isn’t important

I know which was more satisfying tonight.

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A brief physical on the meta-physical... Consider the big bang Genesis, if you will That seminal plop in the pond Sending a ripple/wave of matter and energy Out across the universe (the pond) Except there was no universe (no pond) There was nothing at all That ripple was/is the very universe itself The galaxies and […] Read More

Small Stone – A Physical of the Metaphysical

A brief physical on the meta-physical…

Consider the big bang
Genesis, if you will
That seminal plop in the pond
Sending a ripple/wave of matter and energy
Out across the universe (the pond)
Except there was no universe (no pond)
There was nothing at all
That ripple was/is the very universe itself

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The galaxies and everything else
That we see, and cannot see but may infer
All rushing ever further apart
Red-shift
Are expanding out, not into the universe
They ARE the (our) universe expanding out …
But out into … what?

We have no word for that

Moreover
We imagine a plop in a pond sends out
Not just a single ripple
But a series of them
Some larger, some smaller
Some faster, some slower
They reflect and refract around the (what-we-have-no-name-for)
Bouncing its edge
And whatever else it might contain

And as ripple-waves pass over and through each other…
They do so in simple summation – adding or subtracting
Without fuss or bother to each other
As waves of primary and secondary ocean swells
Pass over and through each other
Creating great reinforcements or quiet cancellations

At the ocean’s edge
Sometimes you see breakers, rollers
Or even those odd standing waves
Where water flows yet the structure stays

In a mountain stream you see swirls, eddies, vortices, falls

That is the nature of fluid flow
So … back to the big bang

Each ripple/wave sent out
By the primordial plop

Is an entire universe
Ours being only one of the set
This particular set of waves
From this particular plop
This particular big bang

Can you see the greater picture here?
The what-we-have-no-name-for
May simply be a dripping faucet
Each leaky drip
Another plop/big-bang
Another set of ripples/waves/universes

Our supra-cosmic set of ripple/waves/universes
Of which our universe is only one
Expands, reflects, refracts, swirls, eddies
Around the what-we-have-no-name-for

Sometimes parts of our universe…
Pass through parts of other universes
From our plop/big-bang
Or, perhaps even previous or subsequent plops

If part of our plop
Then those passing-through universes
May be slightly ahead
May be slightly behind
May resemble our universe
May differ slightly
But probably with similar laws of physics
Familiar forms
Perhaps even familiar entities

If part of other plops
Then perhaps completely alien
Totally unrecognisable
Perhaps we may not even be capable of seeing them
Not even able to be aware

But those cousin universes
From our own ripple/wave set
Our own plop
May be like peas of the same pod
Children of the same family
Just ahead – like an older sibling
Just behind – like a younger one
Or just abreast – like a twin
Our current concept of parallel universes

When we brush through them
When our ripples coalesce

We may feel our sibling selves
Our kindred spirits
Who may have died earlier
Or who are yet to live
We may perceive flashes
Of the fleetingly familiar
Puzzling, tantalizing, intriguing
Perhaps frightening, disturbing

Would we not call them ghosts?

And in feeling that which we cannot touch
That, for which we have no name …
Perhaps we might call this
The metaphysical
The spirit world

And so we can sense that all there is
Would be much more than what we know

And that is a very healthy state of mind

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