HIGH rise

Eight lifetimes of learning together

Six continents they dared to explore

Four corners of the globe shattered

Two hearts they could not ignore

Seven worlds designed to collide

Five years were lost and lonely

Three days into darkness and despair

One moment in time slowly

Nine lives of pussyfooting twogether

today’s song choice…. People Are Like Suns

 

 

 

One Step Ahead

I tried to find my way back to you

but the path had mysteriously dissolved

There were things i wanted to tell you

many things i wanted to share with you

now they are left dangling like split ends

I stopped there for some time flatfooted

At the place where we left off

That space where we laughed without a care

Enjoying each other’s company

Feeling like every day was a holiday

And believing it would never end

Those days of fire

There was an air of sadness left behind

I smell something familiar but it was gone in a second

No amount of deep breathing could return that day

Only fragments remained

Sprinkled like fairy dust and scattered too sparsely to collect

It was gone and sadly reminding me was a song in the distance

A tune you once hummed while you were working

I loved to watch you as you carefully handled things

Joyfully and playfully I see our hearts

Skipping over the beat

Like teenagers fumbling with love

We shared many moments

which i had strung together like pearls

and methodically I rotate each one

to relive the precious feelings

I filled the spaces in between with plastic beads

many colours shapes and sizes

they were reminders that did not compare

nothing compares

your eyes sparkled with every smile you opened

every gentle touch was infused with love

the many chuckles in resistance

struggling to hold back laughter

confirming the snug fit we had found

within each other

the mischievous one and

the rebel without a cause

Where are you now?

I think of you so often

It’s because I’m looking inside

this open heartscape

How will I find you again?

I suspect you discovered your wings

And flew ahead of us

So I will keep moving forward

With loving hope and renewed faith

Believing you may be clearing the road ahead

For us stragglers

Always one step ahead and ready for anything

I love that about you

That’s what keeps me going

Pussyfoot hot on the trail….. Only one step behind

SPLIT ENZ – One Step Ahead

 

THY KINGDOM CALM… photo journal #3

Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens

https://www.crystalcastle.com.au/

Mullumbimby in Northern New South Wales

Australia

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PussyFoot healing time = 3 day meditation + 1 day Mother and Daughter luncheon

mother and kitten

THY KINGDOM CALM photo journal #1

follow pussyfoot back over 100 days of travel adventures (only highlighting the good bits)

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Brunswick Heads NEW SOUTH WALES just south of the Queensland border and next door to Byron Bay

MORE pix to come

Healing time spent in Brunswick Heads and surrounding region …29 days including

5 days of mega music festival at Byron BluesFest

PussyFoot travel shots #1 Thy Kingdom Calm

falling at your feet

PussyFoot went weak in the knees !!

the HIGHlight on my final day at Byron Bluesfest… Neil Finn

video footage 10 years earlier

Anyway, pussyfoot squeezed in down the front at Crossroads and when this Kiwi behind shouted out We LOVE you Neil… Neil looked straight down toward PussyFoot and said Thank You

Neil then proceeded to strum PussyFoots third favourite Crowded House song Fall at Your Feet and you guessed it … tears rained down on me and the scarf of the lady in front… she cried too and we hugged (you had to be there)

Thanks Neil and your band, especially Nick for his long distance travelled from Ireland to be there – Awesome concert loveLoveLOVE

CROSSROADS emergency (X11)

I like this version too

 

 

 

 

 

Catch a Wave…

…”you’ll be sitting on the top of the world” The Beach Boys

 footography by Morgan Maassen

Pro Surfer Stephanie Gilmore Knows the Secret to Happiness

“Stephanie always has three things on her: a magic surfboard, some sort of exotic guitar, and her golden smile,” Feb.2015

 

check out Morgan’s website and awesome photographs

Playlist to share

congrats…Stephanie Gilmore wins 2017 Roxy Pro, Photo by WSL / Sloane