Every day he gave me a flower. Sometimes it was a bought arrangement.Sometimes it was a wild flower.Sometimes it was a picked flower.Sometimes he gave me a dried poppy .Neatly tukked into the pages of his favourite book.Sometimes it was free.Sometimes it was store-bought.At times it was cheekishly taken from a public garden.Or from behind the vile neighbours fence.Sometimes it was drawn on paper.Sometimes they … Continue reading Flowers – F – A to Z Challenge 2019
Since late August, I have a new student. And with this new student came a revelation. Things are getting clearer. Why did I want to become a journalist? WhWhy was I drawn to my parent’s friends, teachers, professors, older kids? Why am I so emotional? Why do I have a hard time finding motivation? Why with minimum effort, can I make it? Why I only ever … Continue reading When things become clearer
Dealing with Death
Death is tough, especially for those who have lost someone dear, for those who have seen someone die, for those who are left alone. Death is tough, especially for the person realising that their days are numbered when they are scared of death.
Death is not easy. Dealing with it is not easy either.
When I was 5 my great grandfather died, his death marked me in a way no other death did, but more on that at another time. I saw his lifeless body, I was not scared, this was the first time that I had encountered death. If I remember well, he died during the night while working on some research.
When I was 10 my great grandmother died. Fragile like a young baby she was lying lifeless in her hospital bed where she had drawn her last breath. Up until a few days before she was still an active woman within the many walls of her home. Continue reading “Dealing with Death”
If we were having coffee, then we would be having tea (there are many varieties to choose from). Or you could have some water or milk or even soy milk.
If we were having our weekend drinks then I would ask you if you wanted some vanilla ice cream with that, maybe with some pecans? You might know that I have a love for Vanilla, which pushed me to read and review an amazing book.
If we were having coffee, then you might be asking how I have been, which is understandable seen my blogging silence and the last post I put up. I am shingles free now, my skin is still of a different shade where the rash was, and I am lucky the pain is mostly gone. It does hurt at times when I don’t drink enough water. So my advice for anyone having shingles is: drink a lot of water! Hydration is the key to avoid horrible pain. Little one’s chickenpox appeared two weeks ago, now her scars are all healing. Continue reading “If we were having coffee – 28 May 2016”
Sometimes life takes paths that we do not want it to take. Sometimes things happen that we know will happen, but that we do not want to happen. There is a thing called death, dying, loosing a loved one, that we are never completely ready for, even if everything points into that direction. Last month, just 3 days, after I posted my #1000Speak post, my … Continue reading Compassion, I never asked for it – #1000Speak