Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The First Page of My Book

For a very long time, I was massively pissed off at the Universe. I was given a Life, plonked on this planet and had no idea what to do with myself. Or my Life.

I think it would be nice if on our tenth birthdays, say, the clouds part, angels descend to the tune of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy, and we are presented a book of instructions on how to live Life.

Perhaps accompanied by a selection of Bon-Bons and chocolate.

And a Unicorn.

Regrettably, this has never happened and never will happen. There are no manuals on how to live life or how to be happy. (Unless you count this one, and it’s usefulness is up for debate.)


  1. Hi Tam –

    The usefulness of your blog may be up for debate, but I find inspiration from it and your other writings and art. In particular I enjoy looking at your youthful Buddha and the cat, which I feel reflect your purity and depth of compassion for others. I am also moved by your words of encouragement for independent Nichiren Buddhists and the honesty reflected in the post below on Life.

    Please keep your spirits up until you get to the point where you can write that manual of life. I, for one, am looking forward to it and the flow of your expressions on the topic that will inevitably follow.

    Thank you,

    1. I only saw this today after abandoning my blog for a while and finally coming back to it. Thank you for your encouragement. I will continue.