I will be saying goodbye to the year at the end of this decade in Mylor Harbour, Cornwall. I'm here for a well-earned holiday in the fresh sea air, and to spend time with loved ones. In such beautiful surroundings, looking over the English Channel and the sweeping moorland, marked with farms and villages which … Continue reading Fare Well
Indicates the visit of a beloved person. A sign of change in the near future which may bring joy, reassurance and warmth. Spiritual strength is needed to face these upcoming events. On the last day of work before my Easter vacation, I went to check for mail. This was the solitary message, lying in my … Continue reading Ace of Hearts
From Frank-dog, who is exceptionally cosy. Good night, sleep tight.
When you know you've got a best friend. That look.
I have, for many years, had a great admiration for the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman. A hero of mine, if you like (and even if you don't). Thinking I couldn't care for him more, reading this text of a letter he wrote to his dead, first, wife in October 1946, 488 days after she … Continue reading Love After Death
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