Rainbow lights in Auckland Viaduct. They signal the promise of a welcome to the Volvo Yacht Race sailors. There’s a further promise of what we hope will be – the base here in Auckland for the America’s Cup yachties from around the world in a few years time. I like to bring promises into my novels. They engender hope for what may be: an everlasting romance perhaps; a memory that lasts beyond the novel; the realization of a quiet desire? Hope is a tricky fairy. Sometimes we hope for too much and are plunged into despair when the dream does not materialize. After the miseries that plague the world were released from Pandora’s box, Hope flew out. Some say she is the worst disaster of the lot. I say don’t depend on her, but enjoy the dreams without total expectation of their coming true.

There’s also a saying ‘be careful what you wish for.’ When I look back on my life so far I can truly say that all my wishes have come true. Some by means of hard work; some by sheer luck only understood in retrospect. The other thing I can truly say is that each wish coming true has brought with it a condition. The way to make that wish realizable in the way you really want, is to take on that condition and work with it. That often entails hard work and mainly on oneself. Life itself brings lessons that can slip by unnoticed unless you train yourself to be Mindful.

There’s no truer saying than ‘there’s no time like the present.’ Being in the moment can bring you eternity. That’s another philosophy I like to bring into my novels. So far I have 3 published, but on my computer lurk many more, and in my head, more still. I am currently investigating the quickest way to make my wish of many published works come true. Watch this space 🙂

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