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Friday, 9 April 2010

Hermit is Back


Well i am back after a wonderful day spent away from the computer ,and now my wee head is full of even more ideas for films and more stories that is the trouble with living in such an inspiring place LOL.

We as always had a wonderful trip down from the mountains and met up with so many friends

My wee story The Final leap has now been published in the Auchnesheen and Garve paper so strange and exciting to see my wee story in print i have been asked to do more so will quite happily bore the highland folk with more tales from the burner / tin can.

Hamish my friend managed to watch Arthritis i love to boogie which i did for him on a DVD and loved it ,to me to see someone smile at my work is worth all the money in the world ..

The festival is slowly taking off and it feels so much better this time i refuse to let the moaners and negative views stop me and what i love to do which is to meet inspiring people and to help as much as i can .

Jackie the lady that runs the paper done a wee piece in her paper about someone that had complained about not enough editorial and to many adverts

she was forced to check it out and printed the results

and stated that if you want more stories then send them in ??????

this to me is exactly what i am talking about it is easy to knock something that a person has worked hard on EVEN when you get it free

I say keep your negative thoughts to yourself and get off your arse and start to take an active roll instead ,then you may even find out how much actual time and effort goes into these things ,that you so easily knock..

Rock on all artists poets writers painters and crafters

Peace and light

Andy The Dafthermit

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

A lack of tolerance (a time to switch off for a while)

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Waking up today to yet more suicide bombings somewhere in the world the whole idea of the modern world and the constant bombardment with news from across the globe rings in my head and the headache which started a few days ago gets worse.

What drives someone to wake up in the morning and strap a bomb to their stomach and head off to kill ?????

Living in these times of instant mail and constant opinions being hurled across the net you feel overwhelmed by all the negative stuff when a wee voice says “simply switch it off”seems to ease my mind .

The ones with the loudest voices scream louder and louder in there whispers of fear

The lack of tolerance towards people that don’t belong to this clique or that clique ( this country or that country)even when it comes to forums on the net ,scares me (what is on the way)and living in a world where the so called super powers struggle like teenagers to show of their great might…

To this fat bald idiot that lives in a tin can watching America struggle with the whole idea that they WILL lose there so called standing in the world and like the saying goes

it is at these times when their true colours will be shown

In a world where you get slagged of for caring about the environment or happen to have ideas that differ from the masses ,where people hurl abuse and expect the person on the receiving end to just take it without even answering back

if you do dare to answer back you are greeted with “chill out”or “ don’t take it to heart” etc etc

I finished a wee film not long ago called “Arthritis ,i love to boogie”

and although most of the comments where good and it made people smile etc ,i got quite a few abusive ones..

The whole idea of my wee film was to stick to fingers up to an illness i have suffered with for many years there being days when i can hardly move and the pain like a constant toothache seems to sit at every tip of every joint as if some crazy dentist is having fun with a newly presented  gift of a drill ..

My way of dealing with pain has always been through my humour and with the use of my films stories and pictures i battle through this pain ( i don’t believe in taking medicines and pills i try to let my body heal itself)

What drives someone to wake up in the morning and strap a bomb to their stomach and head off to kill ?????

Listening to the news you would be forgiven for thinking  that America is the only country in the world ..

Instead of shouting louder and louder stop for a moment and listen to someone who might think different from you maybe by some bloody mad bit of luck he or she might have some answers

Some of us living on the planet want a bit of dirt between our toes some of us want to have wrinkles and lines on our faces (a life without a scar is no life)

So as i pack up my laptop and head off for a much needed time of reflection i hope and pray that one day we will all learn to show some tolerance towards other people from far of lands that have the audacity to think different from us here in the west

as you pass the tramp in the gutter just think ,as a person that has been there myself and lived through it i would never give up those times of the gutter i learnt so much

then as having lived as a traveller or what ever you wish to call me i would never give up this way of life it has shown and taught me so much about life .


 What drives someone to wake up in the morning and strap a bomb to their stomach and head off to kill ?????


to answer the question i pose here

I have no idea i only know that if you keep shouting at and bombing people they will not listen to you and i guess the many reasons why someone would do that would surprise us all

so the next time you hurl abuse at someone you perceive to be different just stop a moment and think …

Everyone on the planet eats ,sleeps, dreams ,hopes and shits all of us and we all WILL die ..

peace and light


The Dafthermit x


P.S Hi Marcia Mel sends her love


P.P.S Hi Valerie and Derek it was lovely to finally meet you both ,hope you had a wonderful trip to Ullapool


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Monday, 5 April 2010

Any Port In A Storm


You Know things are bad out at sea when you call in at Ullapool and these boys are tied up.
As a kid being brought up in Scotland and living close to the sea my admiration for these guys and what they do to bring us all our Fish suppers has only grown throughout my time on this earth.

I was going to go off on a rant today but i just can’t be bothered and after our trip out and through the mountains some idiot or two on the net just drifts of into the wind

I love Ullapool and slowly we are being more welcomed to the point i know i will never leave the highlands ,i just love the highland way .
a point in case being the train from Edinburgh to Inverness got well and truly stuck in a huge snow drift and the train that was sent out also got stuck so another was dispatched to help

Eventually after many hours they pulled into Inverness and not one person complained in fact it was smiles all round and maybe the odd wee dram or two helped but the spirit off the highlands rings out ..

We have got used to wee whispers in our ears either at the doctors or the shops in and around Ullapool..

Are you not the couple from the wee bus up in the mountains has been whispered so many times and usually followed by

“ooh ,wee were all a wee bit worried about you “

even the doctor and all the people in the surgery asked after us saying they were worried as well ..
So to me if you ever happen to need a port to call in at in a storm i can tell you you can do a lot worse than the wee magical village that is ULLAPOOL ..

Ps sorry i missed you Heidi , i will email you

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