The way we were


There are times when we would like to be doing something different to what we are doing: the company we keep, the job we do, the way we dress, the destinations we are heading for. There are also times when opportunities to change aspects of our lives beckon and temp us.

If we could look into the future, following opportunities to change our lives and habits would be easy but the future is a foreign place.   We all know people who just leap onto new opportunities without so much as a glance back.  Those of us who are merely mortal may think that following new opportunities may be difficult or risky.

If we are a bit risk-averse we can just change our lives incrementally so the impacts are subtle and low risk. Incremental change can add up to big outcomes and incremental change provides us with opportunities to change direction.


made in the Moorlands     design and images ©Tom Tomkinson

Taking care of the donkey

Cartoon about marriage 'when you are my prince and I am your princess, who will take care of the Donkey'

taking care of the donkey

Short-term romance is fine; we can throw all our energy at it without being too concerned about the responsibilities, intensities, frustrations, aspirations, commitments, consequences and enrichments of long-term love.


made in the Moorlands     design and images ©Tom Tomkinson


Golden cage

Cartoon about relationships stating if your heart is like a golden cage with an open door, maybe a beautiful bird will see it and move in.

golden cage

For every singing bird that seeks a place in your heart, a dozen crows with bad attitudes are looking for a quick fix.  I guess that’s the dilemma.  So open your heart just wide enough for singing birds to squeeze in and keep a baseball bat for the crows you meet.


made in the Moorlands     design and images ©Tom Tomkinson