Care

‘I suppose the test of one’s decency is how much of a fight one can put up after one has stopped caring, and after one has found out that one can never please the people they wanted to please.’ Selected Letters, Willa Cartha. Today has been a mixed bag. I’ve tried, really, really, tried to maintain a…

Knives

‘who is this man who’s got the knife?’ The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman. After doing all the chores… except for another load of washing; my laundry basket is like the magic porridge pot as soon as I get to the bottom, it’s full again …I had a relax on the sofa. The children were happily…

A Quicky

‘In one single moment your whole life can turn ’round I stand there for a minute starin’ straight into the ground Lookin’ to the left slightly, then lookin’ back down World feels like it’s caved in – proper sorry frown Please let me show you where we could only just be, for us I can…

Victorious!!!

‘Risin’ up, back on the street
. Did my time, took my chances. 
Went the distance
. Now I’m back on my feet. 
Just a (wo)man and his her will to survive’, Eye of the Tiger, Survivor. Today should have broken me. I don’t know how it hasn’t. But it hasn’t. And I’m grateful for that. Maybe it’s the…

Shifting focus

‘Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.’ Mother Teresa. Two months today. Two whole months. Four months since I returned from living aboard without him (he had to stay to finish his contract). Four whole months. I’ve gone four whole months of living separately. That’s a pretty…