Siren Call

Seductive, sparkly Switzerland

Iced peaks, conifered slopes

Sun sprinkled, twinkling lake

South-facing settlements

Monied, wealthy, healthy life

Les terroirs ribbed with vines

Life in straight lines

Efficient railways

Fresh air

Beware the lure, the calls

Those wails are not cries for help

Tie yourself to the mast

“This is what the end of the world will sound like”

In seductive, sparkly Switzerland

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n.b. Nuclear attack warning sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of each month in Lausanne.

It’s a kind of national vanity project; the assumption all this might be saved, or indeed is worth saving, were the sirens to go live.

Quotation, “This is what the end of the world will sound like.” By Matthew Wake.

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CLP 05/02/2020

On Relaxation

Important routines

Maintain balance, status quo

Hair down? Just cut it

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n.b. We hold ourselves tight in patterns and programmes, duties and responsibilities. These may be chosen voluntarily, imposed by the life-stage we are in, or consequences of decisions and actions taken many years previously. The challenge is how to get a break from unnecessary obligations, or the expectations imposed on us by others, so that a more open, healthier and happier life can be explored.

The first step must be to relax and free the mind. Sunshine and a bit of personal space, let yourself float free; see what bubbles up. Take things from there.

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CLP 12/01/2020