Chalk Pastel drawing of Calla lilies, by Morag Noffke. This is an edited post from 2018 which I wrote to myself as a reminder of how I want to live. Reading it today, I feel that it is still very true for myself now. It is easy to get caught up in life's business and … Continue reading Know yourself
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself"Mahatma Gandhi I have to admit, as a creative individual I have experienced ups and downs of emotions, which over time, I have come to learn is quite natural and useful in creativity; yet after suffering depression I found … Continue reading The ups and downs of life.
Coping in hard times and finding a meaningful life through hope and joy. The joy of living, Lake Malawi, 2013, M NoffkeA spider spins her web in the hope of catching her prey, 2014, M Noffke.In Africa: curios - plastic chicken and wire bicycle, 2003 Making meaning through art. Our present world The world is … Continue reading Coping in hard times
Grateful for health. Over the last month I have had all my scans and blood tests to make sure that I am in full health with regards to my breast cancer which I faced 9 years ago. Having had cancer keeps me humble as I know that it is something that one has to be … Continue reading A Grateful Heart
Most of us value our lives right down to the last breath we take, and my mother was young at heart so it was not too surprising when she retorted, “I am not old! I am not a geriatric!” at 80 years old when I suggested we make an appointment for her to see a … Continue reading Life is Sacred
Wishing you peace and love. M +D Noffke A man born to love. Many of us are spending a quiet Christmas, not by desire, maybe by choice, but also out of necessity to avoid the pandemic. I am using the time to reflect on who Jesus was, born into our world, his mission to reflect … Continue reading Christmas
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.Joseph Campbell Let gratitude fill your heart and may it complete your joy in season. Digital doodle, may joy be yours, M Noffke
End 2020, Start 2021 There are two weeks to go before the new year, 2021. This must be one of the most poignant times for us as the human race; Covid 19 certainly has made a mark on humanity, no matter what your opinions are about it Covid 19. We all must surely wish that … Continue reading End 2020
Bees on onion flower, M Noffke. In my lovely back garden are small bugs and bees, I am grateful for these: they come and go as they please; visiting blossoms as they speak of hope and a new tomorrow - their potential promise renewed that produces my fruit and vegetables. Pollination of flowers inspiring my … Continue reading I am grateful for bugs and bees.
Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw