Mirage

/ˈmɪrɑːʒ,mɪˈrɑːʒ/ Noun: mirage 1. An optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions 2. An unrealistic hope or wish that cannot be achieved Origin - early 19th century: from French se mirer 'be reflected', from Latin mirare 'look at'. (With thanks to the Oxford English Dictionary). Lately, although I have felt that much appears unreal and that … Continue reading Mirage

Home from Home

Once upon a time, my grandparents lived here with my mother and uncle. Last week upon a time, I suddenly came across this house and realised it was the one. Now, the buildings and cars have encroached, but my family's stories keep the place apart.

My Back Yard

Long ago and not so far away, was my first home: 47 North Hill, Colchester, Essex, UK. It was there that my sister was born, and there that I was raised to realise that we are our stories. There, too, I learned to respect other stories, others' stories: to understand that history is always in … Continue reading My Back Yard