We run bareback through life surfing our rage and our lunatic hearts.

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Great! I'm spending my evening knee deep in mud with a lunatic. Why oh why can't I have normal friends?
"Jerry, perfect, we need South facing slope, a clear sky, head torch and a sense of adventure. We are going International Space Station spotting. Coming across at about 5.15 and 7.20 pm so I thought North Downs Way·"
So we stood on the curve of the earths crust in a dark and sinking field, facing west. Our necks bent at 54 degree's because Jerry said so and peering into heaven. This is what it is to be human and utterly insane. It is to have hope and faith and a lunatics heart. Perhaps we should have shouted at the sky, hurling prayers and epithets upward but we didn't, We stood mute with our bent necks and beating hearts and waited for alignment and manifestation.
To get there we had run bareback through life, deep into sheepshit and mud and past the suicide trees who had hurled themselves to the ground. This is what we do Jerry and I, we have the tee shirts, the tattoos and the lines on our faces to prove it. We run bareback through life surfing our rage and our lunatic hearts. It takes madness and a maverick spirit to run cross country in the dark and the mud wearing what are essentially ballet slippers with toes, laughing so hard at tales of wheelchairs and wigs that you nearly fall down. It takes madness to search and to hope and to run through rain glowing like napalm in the torchlight. And surely only lunatics would stop and take five minutes trying to photograph a frog, two grown men lost in the wonder at their feet?


Bhundu the Maverick Zebra refused to accept his limitations

  • Sunday, February 09, 2014
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I can't help about the shape I'm in
I can't sing, I ain't pretty and my legs are thin
But don't ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to

Oh well
(Fleetwood Mac)

Bhundu the Maverick Zebra refused to accept his limitations and the limitations others placed upon him.
"I don't have to spend my days following the crowd, eating grass and waiting to become lion food" He said.
"I may walk with a limp but I still have unlimited potential, I too can be a predator"
Bhundu the Maverick Zebra had vision and determination and he had principles that were the framework he constructed his life around:
Question everything
Assume nothing
Think creatively
Don't conform
Don't accept the status quo (This should probably include the rock band)
Re evaluate and re invent yourself regularly.

And of course, love, laugh and drink red wine.

This I don't mind, girls are cool

This is my photographic interpretation of Australian artist Grace Cossington Smith, taken during last weeks squelchfest with Jerry. 
I've written before on this blog about looking like a frog in a blender whilst running in the mud and so it proved, there was more flailing than running and insane laughter was the propellant.
I even fell which is rare though Jerry said that it was a powder puff fall, "you fell like a girl" was his comment. This I don't mind, girls are cool, I love everything about them and they do things with grace and empathy. I don't admit to falling either, I was just embracing the earth.