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Is Life a drawn Test Series?
July 17, 2017
Hello,

My guess is that many of you will be aware that the British and Irish Lions have been touring New Zealand who are by far and away the best rugby team there is. The Lions are a scratch team (comprising the best of the four home unions) and no one (including me) gave them much of a chance of winning even one of the three test match series. But lo and behold the final nail biting match was drawn which drew the series as each team had won one of the previous two tests.

So after all of that effort and magnificent rugby and the buildup and the 30000 Lions fans that came to watch (yes 30000), no team won the series.

What was particularly interesting was that after the initial bemusement at the lack of a clear result, my sense was that most players, management and supporters on both sides were pretty happy with the outcome.

Truly it was the taking part that was important and the memories that will stay for so many. Winning isn’t everything. How can it be?



LOVE
by Sophia Yasmeen

    Love flies in like beautiful Phoenix
    Disruptive. Breaking the dawn
    With the edge of it's beak
    I have coaxed it to stay
    I am hoping it will murmur my name
    Remember me in the bird song
    They say it pierces it's heart, on the thorn of roses
    And blood blossoms as eternal spring
    It moves on and sing some other song
    Coax another heart,
    in a trap of it's own making

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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