Sinking in One year on I hold out my arms tip back my head and float, at last, on my South China Sea. Now aquamarine, bejeweled island of treasures flour-fine sands stamped black with feathered palms. Malaysia. Now you hold me in your hands, becalmed. At peace. I’ve sunk down into ‘settled in’. I sigh, … More Sinking in
Last week I found myself in conversation with someone I had not met before. We asked each other the usual questions: where’ve you lived, what are your kids doing, how do you like to spend your time and where have you travelled in SE Asia? As often happens when two people meet who have lived … More Cumulative Grief – is it a superpower?
On my previous post I wrote a very sad poem that elicited lots of soothing comments here and on Facebook. The weird things is that however emotional I may have felt when I wrote the poem, I felt better immediately I had done so. Also, my life did a 180 degree turn within seconds. I … More WWWhat it’s really like being neWWW
New life began then. When I took flight from whence I’d lived and loved on flatter, cooler, calmer soil. Where bright colours speckle squares of earth in spring. I look down from here, where pillows of palms froth and bubble like barbed wire, steel grey in the mist of monsoon air. Beyond the … More Twelve Week Scan