Ultima Thule

Beyond the borders of the known world. But not, as it might be, the Shetland Islands. I stand now outside the known world, as old age and sickness – worse than sickness – take their toll of my friends to the nth degree. If you think that’s an exaggeration, think of it this way. You turn a corner – have a child, for example – and your life has changed forever but you did not know it would be like this.

To One and All

May all be happy, may all be peaceful, may all be free from suffering. I know there’s fat chance of such a Utopia coming about but if the wish is father to the thought, and of actions too, let’s start with good volition towards all, wherever whoever and whatever they are.