Tuesday, 12 February 2019

'Yeaah! know wotumean, Ginny'

'Yeaah! know wotumean, Ginny' 

Alone, I often fall down into 
nothingness. I must push my foot
stealthily lest I should fall off the edge
of the world into nothingness. 
I have to bang my head against some
hard door to call myself back to the body
(Virginia Woolf)

Friday, 8 February 2019


It seems to be accepted wisdom that having a choice is empowering- 'yes but you had a choice',
But if I knew 20 years ago that the consequences of my actions then would lead to the facts of my life now I would have lived a different life. I don’t believe that most people know the consequences of their choices. I certainly didn't.
"but you did' they said
Yes I suppose I chose not to be part of a fucked up world, although I didn't know it at the time.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Science catches up with what we know in our bones

I am reading ‘Lost Connections’, a book about how disconnectedness is the major cause of depression; it’s so obvious that occasionally he lapses into tautological bad writing: 
‘... if disconnection  is the main driver of depression and anxiety, we need to find ways to reconnect’
Duh! Bad hack science stuff!- 
‘So I travelled thousands of miles interviewing anyone who might understand this’.
 Sincere, yes, needs to be said, yes, but kind of obvious.

Maybe science research and writing only chooses to look at the blindingly obvious! - scientifically proving  what is intuitively second nature. If it changes the establishment mind set, then, of course, it’s a very good thing. 
Science catches up with what we know in our bones but it takes its time. 
Intuition and common sense may not be foolproof but they are quicker