A truthful, compassionate attitude is a


I sat up sharp when I heard this

Sherlock Holmes: It has its costs.

Dr. Joan Watson: What does?

Sherlock Holmes: Learning to see the puzzle in everything. They’re everywhere. Once you start looking, it’s impossible to stop. It just so happens that people, with all the deceits and illusions that inform everything they do, tend to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don’t always appreciate being seen as such.

Dr. Joan Watson: Seems like a lonely way to live.

Sherlock Holmes: As I said. Has its costs.

Scene from “Elementary”, Episode “Rat Race”.

It reminded me of what I’ve said to people many times. I was surprised, and very pleased, when the actor playing Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) spewed this monologue one night onscreen so I had to rewind it and write it down verbatim, to analyse it further.

Having done so, I confirm I definitely agree. This world is so very full of puzzles… and humans really are the greatest (and most frustrating) of all!

Humans – I do have a love/hate relationship with you; you are beautifully creative and yet so maliciously ignorant all at the same time! I, of course, also love and frustrate myself, so I do not look down on us, but rather perceive us as many tiny parts of a much larger and unimaginable whole.


Jojo x

Inspirational women: Mary “Mother” Jones, 1830-1930

I saw one quote from Mary “Mother” Jones, and I had to read more on this amazing woman, especially as I feel that I can relate very much to the quote:

“I am an organizer, an agitator and an aggravator. I act because I love humanity.”

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, 1905

Some of her other quotes are pretty damn motivating as well, and you can see how she could have riled up the authorities with her opinions and “fight not flight” attitude to life:


For more info on Mary “Mother” Jones:



It is wonderful to know that there are so many inspiring ladies in history – it just takes one a bit longer to find them, as they are not celebrated quite so much as men.

After all, it is said that, “History is written by the victors” – and men have been the “victors” for a couple thousand years now.

I believe it’s time to give men a break, let them take a back seat, and put their legs up – learn to meditate and understand that they do not need to be aggressive or preempt aggression with aggression.


Note: I am completely aware that not all men are of the same ilk, or women for that matter… I am making a generalisation based on the majority of incidents throughout history.

Beauty is loved because it is Being

“Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly.”
― Plotinus

Source: http://logicalquotes.com/plotinus-quotes/

childhood discoveries

childhood discoveries

childhood discoveries

I started drawing again… I forgot how therapeutic it is, even if just scribbles. It reminds me that there are depths to myself I have forgotten, or lost along the way.

How many things we are capable of doing when we are young but that we then forget as we grow older, as we succumb to this ideal of society, of being mature, responsible, of being an adult?

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