A bit of heaven

#JusJoJan 6 Jan 2019
Sadje prompts us to write using the word ‘Master’

I miss my master.

When he stepped into a room, his aura would light the place up, and you knew, from the acceleration of your hear-beat, that you had to stop everything else and pay obeisance to his beauty.

He loved me, his piercing gaze assured me of that; but his lazy swagger, his slow sinewy stretch, the elegance with which he took his seat, alerted me to the fact that I was blessed to be in the presence of the wise one, who would now ponder endlessly upon the mysteries of the universe.
The master needed his space and quiet.

He is one with the cosmos now, while I remain upon this mortal realm, honoured to have been graced by his love.

In my visions of heaven, I get to curl up beside him.



The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 5 Jan 2019

Huh! We learn something new everyday.
There is actually an acronym SEP – Somebody else’s problem. And here I though I was cool for knowing what ‘sup’ referred to.


I’ll tell you what’s up. The world is gonna go down hill if we start thinking of things as SEP, sit around sipping our java, whilst expecting somebody else to sop up our mess. In other words, when your SOP is SEP, then you are going to sap the world of a future.

There, I used ’em all – sap/sep/sip/sop/sup. Brownie points for me.

Actually, it’s late, I’m hungry. Forget the points, I want the Brownie.
My stash of Christmas cake is almost over. I don’t want to go into calorie deprivation. Although there is Godiva 85% Cocoa Extra Dark Chocolate in the fridge. Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for the heart. It is most certainly good for the soul.

And just like that, the world feels like a better place.

sup = What’s up?
sep/SEP = Somebody else’s problem
SOP = Standard Operating Procedure
sop = to wipe/ to take up by absorption
sap = gradually weaken or destroy


#JusJoJan Jan. 4th 2019

Virgobeauty’s word for our prompt today is “enigmatic.”

BTW did you know that WikiHow has a page on How to be enigmatic… and another on How to be mysterious… and How to be uniquedifferentfreaky

Someone who sits and writes this stuff must be pretty enigmatic!

Something else that’s enigmatic – the World Wide Web.
We just keep putting stuff out on it. Sense, nonsense, fact, non-fact, fiction, good, bad, utterly rubbish. And it just says give me moregive me moregive me all you’ve got

I spend hours web surfing, then hours reading, then hours dissing what I read, and then, completely un-dissuaded, I go back to surfing.

The relationship between the internet and its users – now that Enigmatic.

It’s time to change the ink

#JusJoJan Jan 3rd 2019
Linda asks – ‘Why did you start blogging? How did you come up with your theme, if you have one? How has it changed your life?’

I needed to exhale.
Even my crazy closed uptight mind knew, that if I did not exhale, if I did not let the melee inside my head out, it would consume and destroy me.

Honestly, I started writing in grief.
A lot of my early posts were thoughts that I could never vocalise. Words that I had internalised. There’s only so much that you can hold in. Sooner or later somethings gonna give.
So if words were ink, a leak had to spring.
Which is how I came up with the name ‘Leaking Ink.’

I like things around me to be simple, uncomplicated, uncluttered. My mind held enough clutter within. I started with a simple, free, grayscale template.
As the clutter poured out, it freed up some space within for happier, less punishing, emotions. The banner that was just blots of ink swirling and descending into my washbasin’s drain (yup, I clicked it myself), was replaced with colourful ink swirls, and grayscale became pastel.

I’m in a better place now.
Ironically I find that I am writing less.
Writing less because I’m expressing more. Ive found someone who hears me.

Life has evolved again. It’s time for the blog to evolve too I guess.

Maybe thats what 2019 will bring. New ink ❤