At the jetty


At the Jetty. Thanks Joyce Moore for this beautiful animation !

I’m sorry if my original post of this picture caused some of you folks concern. It was taken without my knowledge by a close friend, at the suggestion of Anita, my lady wife. It was a lovely moment beside a lake with the sun going down and mists rolling in. And, yes, I was lost in thought, partly because this place has itself become very special to me.

My caption reflected that moment of self-questioning. I was wondering what I ought to be addressing in these remaining days, months or years of my life. It wasn’t a sad moment – so please don’t worry about me. It was more a moment of gratitude for being able to have these thoughts at all ! Yes – I WAS asking questions – and the answers I got in the comments are fascinating. I think my favourites are the ones where it’s clear you are asking the same questions of yourself. And now … I’ve been really happy this evening to see new art inspired by my post.

I’m gonna share some more … But for now this lovely edit has put me back in contemplative mood. Respects, Joyce ! And let’s all enjoy a quiet moment.

Brian at the jetty



“Dreams and restless thoughts came flowing to him from the river, from the twinkling stars at night, from the sun’s melting rays. Dreams and a restlessness of the soul came to him.”

“One must find the source within one’s own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking — a detour, an error.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

A very old and dear friend reminded me of this favourite quote from a book we shared a thousand years ago. Thank you Marie. Still seeking …