Saturday, August 23, 2014

Breath of Life

November 14, 2008 by  
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The first time I exchanged a memorable hongi was with a very distinguished maori gentleman at the Wellington Art Gallery (during a private showing of a Goldie exhibition). He looked uncomfortable standing in a line-up top heavy with

Pieces in the Puzzle

November 9, 2008 by  
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We are like a human tuna (or eel, in English) that snakes its way back down from the front of the wharenui along the right-hand side to where the tangata whenua greet us with a kiss and hug or with a hongi (the traditional Maori greeting featuring the pressing together of noses). I’m reminded of […]

IT Guys

July 20, 2008 by  
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Terrifically handsome men still unnerve me, even at my age now. I’m never sure why that is exactly, all I know is that in the company of one or more of them I have a hard time getting my thoughts to act cohesively

Pattern and Thought

May 30, 2006 by  
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The skies opened wide earlier today and delivered heavenly urnsful of life-giving water. The sound of the rain offers us a blanket of comfort that no other element does. It envelopes us in its maternal embrace, sometimes with such a fierce protectiveness and at other times, gently, like a pigeon cooing.That rain makes the trees […]