Chips

“I’ll tell you whit yur gettin, a slap in the face.”

“I’d rather just hae a bag a chips hen.”

“Aye, I’ll gee you a bag ae chips.”

“Ta. hen, ta.”

 

(Overheard walking past a Chinese takeaway doorway on my way home from work.)

College Application

I just pressed ‘Send’.

I’ve been putting this off since January. I kept finding things I ‘needed to do’ first.

After a while I realised I had written it time and time again in my head.

I was putting it off because until I pressed send there was always the possibility that I could get in. Yet if I pressed send, there was always the possibility that I wouldn’t.

I began to feel like it was insurmountable that I would never meet the standard required to succeed.

But by doing nothing, I will always fail. I may yet be told that I am not able to get a place in the course I want, but I can at least say I tried and that is always worth more than failing to do anything.

If I could just convince this cat to get off my lap, I feel like I could do anything today.

Swimming with Sharks

A politician may occasionally say one thing but do another.

When a shark invites you into the water and promises to teach you to swim. You are responsible for believing the shark.
If the shark chooses to turn round and bite you as soon as you get in the water, the blame is as much yours, as it is his.

Words

Words. There are many words. Words which can be combined in an almost infinite combination. When used together they convey not just meaning but expression, emotion and purpose.

Some words can hurt, others heal. Some words can be said quickly, without thought yet their effect can be lasting. Haunting.

Words bring opportunity or condemn us. They record history, only as accurate as those who observe it. They can be edited, misconstrued and taken out of context. They can be used to justify the unjustifiable and free those who pray for liberation.

Words are powerful. Words are lasting. There are many, so chose them wisely.

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