Human Nature Notes
Attitudes, Emotions, Haiku, Learning, Moments, Nature, People, Stories
I’m Penelope, a writer based in the Scottish Highlands.
Welcome to my site! I’m interested in the experience of being human – the richness of life, the ups and downs, the ironies and delights; things I observe in others, things I see in myself – and that’s what I write about. Enjoy your reading!
My recent writings
In uncertain, anxious times, when you’re wondering what life means, it’s easy to miss the joy of small things.
I had good company, beautiful surroundings, acres of space and fresh air, sheep, ducks, geese and wildlife, during the lockdown. But what would I do? How would I fill my time?
It’s hard being parted from the one you love, when they live far away and you don’t see them often enough.
"How dare you waste a busy man’s time with your rubbish!"
Grandmother – also known as Grand Dragon
“Please stop sending me your poems.”
Best friend at school
“I thought you’d write something more literary.”