Love

As it is Sunday, and I had a late night attending the wedding of two very special young friends, I thought I’d add one of the readings from their wedding, which I found deeply moving and personally very meaningful. It is from Captain Correllis Mandolin, by Louis Bernieres. “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts…

Love

Love so that you will never regret Love so that everyone wins Love so that you are free to grieve Love so that you don’t hurt yourself Love without conditions Love like there is no tomorrow Love so that you don’t hurt others Love with all your heart Love for as long as you live…

Reflecting on 2013

The last twelve months have been full of some exciting adventures, a few major challenges, the birth of a couple of ‘babies’ of mine, some significant losses and quite a lot of grief. It has also been a time spent with family, and trips overseas and interstate for friends, family and advocacy work. We cannot go back to it…

A broken heart

  Love … the focus of our hearts the reason forour being the joy in our day a look or a gentle touch Or the pain in our heart so broken when love is lost Philosophy and reason neither can heal the pain only time slows the hurt but that small place in our heart will always…

The joy of first times…

The first time man walked on the moon, the whole world stopped. In fact, most of us can remember exactly where we were when it happened.  Virtually the whole world walked beside him, and the excitement and exhilaration that must have been felt by the astronauts and NASA team I am sure will live(d) with…

Love, memory and dementia

It is on the ‘bad’ days that feeling the love of others makes all the difference, even though on the ‘good’ days it feels great too! On the bad days, when all seems doom and gloom, the open love of others, and the memories of that love can turn things around. I was lucky enough to…

Home from the UK

It seems like I’ve been away for weeks, rather than just six days. We have covered some ground, both physically and emotionally, from meeting imaginary friends to old ones. The range of emotions has been a roller coaster of highs and lows, as the joy of friendship, overshadowed at times by the sadness of grief…

Saturday poem: Friendship

Friendship Weekends full of friends Friendship filling the hallways With laughter love and kinship That outweighs forgetfulness Photographs of days gone by Of children all grown up Nappies teething rings and toddlers Transformed by the years Into brilliant young men and women Fulfilling their own dreams and spaces Reminding us we are getting old Laughter transforming…

Saturday poem: Facing fear

Fear hiding inside our heart Facing us to look within To search for new ways of being Fear instilled its ugly self Right back alongside our soul Taunting us to give in to it Fear put back in its place Rising above the negativity With love and laughter A new day born without fear

Saturday poem: Love

  Love Burning brightly inside my heart Gently holds the strings together Protecting them from despair It sparkles like glow worms Small dots glowing in the night Warming my bloody veins Filling them with patience Fired up to face anything Any blip on the human horizon No match for the Love inside my heart