Shiny Unicorn Attack (Cos It Had To Happen…)

“Never laugh at live dragons.” ~ J R R Tolkien So, I’m standing in a health food store yesterday, waiting while someone finds a product I’d ordered. I’m miserable. My eyes are streaming and one is gummed closed. My face is blotchy and puffy. I have a UTI and a chest infection and I am […]

What To Do When That Tsunami of Suffering Hits

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”  ~  Charles Dickens, Great Expectations   None of us is immune. As I have grown older, through the private worlds of […]

The Power of Story

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”  ~ Philip Pullman   The past few days have been rough for me. It’s a lyme thing. Partly because of the pathogens that have invaded and taken up residence in my body and partly because of the ongoing treatment to evict […]

Lucky Dip #2

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”  ~ Bob Marley   It’s one of those ‘not coping very well’ kind of days. I’ve been enduring nights of no sleep, constant pain, fevers, sweats and anxiety. But that’s okay. It’s all for a good cause. And I’m prepared for days like […]

Love Letters to Myself…

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”  ~ Marvin J. Ashton So today I begin the next round of drugs that are making me well. Problem is, in taking these […]

Walking Through The Fire…

“Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.”  ~ Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire It’s the hardest thing I’ve done, this path I’m walking right now. In fact I’ve found, daily – to my bewilderment, that […]

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