Slipping Away

“It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.” ~ Sylvia Townsend Warner One of our loved ones is elderly and in care. She has dementia and numerous health problems, but until recently she has always alternated between […]

That Day We Always Knew Was Coming…

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”  ~ Robert Frost I’m feeling achy and sad inside today. Late on Monday afternoon, we sent Ben’s elderly mum to hospital. She’s in her nineties and has always been stubbornly independent. And she’s been able to stay at home on her own with help which is just the […]

Before the madness, tea…

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.”  ~  William Ewart Gladstone   In the middle of all of this editing and birthday excitement we’ve also been dealing with madness […]

Let The Dying Live!

“You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it, you’d better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone’s hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people’s eyes like they’re the last you’ll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there’s no time left, jump if you feel like […]

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