BROKEN BROLLY BUMMER – The Moral of the story is…

Selected the “best” umbrella from the array of them I have, creating a display in the hall, and stepped out into the heavy rain. PING! One of the spokes (if that’s what it’s called, or even if not) snapped half-off and almost popped my eyeball. Rather than go back indoors and select another umbrella, I decided to try and twist the broken metal and ended up with a twisted, fairly arty, spike which bounced as I walked. Oh well, I thought, a few more careful turns and it should snap off. Oh no, not this tricky testy tosspot! It did snap but then, for some reason the brolly wouldn’t close and then the wind blew it inside out. Just then the bus came and a decision had to be made. Sorry brolly, you lose, it’s the end of the road for you and a lesson to be learned for me. Never trust something, just because it looks like it’s reliable. We are all fallible and flawed. Another lesson may be that, even with a wet, miserable start and technical troubles to the day, both buses came as soon as I arrived at the stops, so every day may not be great but there is something great in every day.


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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