I’m making 2018 my year of influence

So full 2 weeks of the New Year have come and gone.  If you are still holding on to your resolutions good on you!  If have already you broke them for whatever reason, well you only 2 weeks in so you can always wake up, shout “Mulligan!” and start over.  If you didn’t make any, you do you as best as you can, because you never know who’s watching and looking up to you!  My resolution for 2018 is actually something along those lines, but before we get there some background.

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A fleeting glance

A fleeting glance across a crowded room,

My eyes meet yours with a familiarity only old friends know,

Your smile and happy eyes the shining light at the end of my tunnel vision,

Yet I know it is a paradox in itself.

 

A fleeting glance across a crowded room,

You look back and smile,

But with it comes the hint of the pain beneath,

An uneasy fidget and you look away.

 

A fleeting glance across a crowded room,

And distance becomes relative,

A stretch of my arm would bring you closer,

But you are already 1000 miles away.

 

A fleeting glance across a crowded room,

I step to bridge the gap,

You turn around and walk away,

And only time is left standing still.

 

 

‘Tis the season for reflection…

The year is quickly winding down to an end, with people here mostly shutting down, or like me shut down for a week already.  This time of the year everyone is rushing off to exotic destinations for what is the South African summer holidays.  Filling up social media with images of beautiful places and mouth watering food, living their best life…tempting even the most steadfast among us to give in to the wanderlust.  It’s easy to get so busy in the coming weeks that it all passes in a blur and suddenly you are back to the grind writing 2016 and having to correct it to 2017 without actually feeling like you took any time off at all.  But in all the hustle and bustle let’s not forget to find a few quiet moments to take time to reflect on 2016 and all that has been achieved in the year.

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Locked and loaded!

A few weeks ago I watched the Jungle Book with my mom and my sister.  Now I didn’t watch the original but in the opening scene already I knew what Mowgli would use to overcome Shere Khan.  How, you ask?  I’ll tell you but I have to warn you, it will probably spoil most movies you watch from this point forward so read on only if you are prepared to live with the consequences.  Also I am going to have to use a couple recent movies to illustrate the concept so there are probably a few more spoilers to come as well! Proceed with caution…

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