Maria and a Tale of Two Cities (from Writing into the Light):

A new Book: Writing into the Light

Makorori headland: sunny East coast scenery on New Zealand's North Island A New Dawn, new hope in beautiful and tranquil “little” New Zealand

WRITING INTO
THE LIGHT

By craig lock

DEDICATION

For g and s, you “guys” are the greatest
joy in my life… and yes, you too m for producing them.

with greatest respect

“the writer”

FOR MY DEARLY BELOVED SONS

“Watching children grow

is like threatening the ivy

to climb the
garden wall.

You wait for it to happen

you hurry it along with love.

But still you’re disappointed

at giving someone life enough

to walk off on your own

and not be carried in your arms.

You never turn
your back – not once,

and yet one day they’ve grown apart

or taller.

It’s all
the same.

Polly put the kettle on, we’ll all have tea.

Giving love to children

has made us older overnight.

– Rod McKune
#

PROLOGUE

A TALE OF
TWO CITIES

It was a…

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