Friday, October 17, 2014


“And the day came
when the risk to remain
tight in a bud
was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom...” 

 (Anais Nin)

Monday, October 6, 2014

matching colours...

Photo: (c) Susan Harden, 2014.

" Quite unexpectedly, a week ago today,
I met a woman in a crowded room.
We shared a fleeting moment,
some precious words, laughter, smiles
and a hug goodbye.
The 'tyranny of distance'
prevents an immediate reunion.
But I just wanted her to
(somehow) know:
Our briefest of encounter
has stayed in my mind & heart
for the last seven days.
It was the best
(albeit shortest)
conversation & connection
I have had with a woman
for a very, very long time.
I just wanted her to know
that I'd really like to see her smile
again (one day soon)...
If courage, fate or geography allows. " 

(Written on the 24th June, 2014.)

(c) Brent M Harpur, 2014.