Thoughts and other trivia...

Monday, February 05, 2018



Who woulda thunk!  😀 Red-letter day!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Oh, begone!



To borrow (and tweak) a line from Beckett, I could’ve really done without 2016. It’s been, possibly, the worst time of my life. Of course, I could “try to eff it”, as Beckett says, but the pain and frustration and misery seem to get in the way of things.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

The Nat King Cole Way



After we’d finished talking about work, she said she was going to call me anyway to give me some advice about something both of us are dealing with. Even as she was talking, I was thinking about what it will take for people to be less intrusive, more considerate and empathetic. Whether it’s down to the bravado typical of someone in such a situation or just stoic acceptance of it, she said people don’t bother her so much now. “It’s their karma,” she said. Me? I guess I just pretend it doesn’t bother me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Patients of Courage



“You must have noticed that I don’t have mirrors in the house,” she said and smiled. “So, I only see my ugliness in other people’s eyes.”

Monday, September 07, 2015

Don't fall ill on a Sunday



The feet feel like they’re on fire. When stretched as far as they’ll go, the weary, aching legs find temporary respite. Arms are limp and the lifeless hands are barely able to form a firm fist. The back hurts and the head throbs. But, it’s on your breath and on the eyelids that you sense the raging fever the most. Sleep doesn’t come easily and, so, you toss and turn, hoping to find a comfortable position that may help it on its way. But, comfort usually comes from stillness of body and/or mind, neither of which seem easy to find when you’re burning up. Strange images and thoughts and ideas flood your head as you float in and out of the mildly delirious state…