Aphorism - a pithy observation which contains a general truth. “The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself. As if the things we’d done were less real and important than they had been hours… Continue reading Easter Aphorism
When Grief Comes Knocking
The following words are not mine, but a poem by Donna Ashworth. Grief and loss can be a gut-wrenching emotion that sneaks up on a person, catching you unawares. I am reproducing Donna Ashworth's perceptive words, in the event that they might render support/distraction/emotional reassurances to those who are suffering loss and grief. For Ukrainian… Continue reading When Grief Comes Knocking
Losing a friend
The sms was delivered whilst I was scrubbing the floors. So determined, was I, to remove all those doggy pawprints from the tiles that I didn't even check my phone for an hour or so. When I finally glanced at it, the words said that a dear, dear friend had passed away. Instantly, I was… Continue reading Losing a friend
Sunday Sayings – Heartbreak
De liefde kent vlek nog gebrek. When you are in love you do not see any faults or shortcomings. (ie. Love makes you blind)Dutch proverb from from Gerard Oosterman Although it never gets better, the grief that comes with heartache adn loss, does get more manageable with time. Time can be a wonderful great healer.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Heartbreak
To Honour the Best Dog in the World
How fortunate to find the best dog in the world.
Suicide – A Tragic loss of Hope
Suicide is a desperate act by someone who has lost all hope, or seeks to punish those, or who suffers from intolerable mental pain and anguish. There is nothing more devastating to a family than a young person who suffers in this way.