He said it doesn't look good he said it looks bad in fact real bad he said I counted thirty-two of them on one lung before I quit counting them I said I'm glad I wouldn't want to know about any more being there than that he said are you a religious man do you … Continue reading What the Doctor Said
It was a privilege, on 1 April, to attend the Spring Concert of the King's College London Symphony Orchestra at Holy Trinity Church, South Kensington, London. The musical director was Jonathan Lo, the leader, Rebecca Babbage, the assistant conductor, Igor Maia, and the guest conductor, James Ham. Debbie Barnes was the bassoon soloist. There was … Continue reading A Spring Concert
In good company in Hyde Park, London, at dusk on 1 April 2017.
Silently and quickly, he stood up, leaned over, removed my sunglasses and smiled at my eyes. 'That's better', he said. And he sat down. The companionable silence resumed. We stared out to sea once more, from time to time glancing at each other - almost coyly. And smiling. Because we knew. There will never be … Continue reading Not The Last Time
Late last year, I had cause to stop and take stock of friendships. I jotted down these notes in a moment of clarity to help me focus on when to hold on and when to let go. It was a useful reminder in funky times. Now, I'm sharing... Friendship: Notes to Self. Good ones are … Continue reading Friendship: Notes to Self
Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to … Continue reading Love After Love