Tag: sister

A gift of roses

A gift of roses

When I was a kid we used to visit my grandparents. My grandparents scared me. We lived quite a distance apart and we didn’t get …

 

The Theatre Spirit

The Theatre Spirit

Once upon a time… I wonder how many great stories start with that line… I once entered a competition to write a fairy tale, in the …

 

Archiving

Archiving

As one year comes to an end and another begins I go through a process of looking back in the hope that it will help …

 

353 – Overnight

353 – Overnight

Mud kicked off Eddie’s boots stuck like brown shit to the bleached strainer post. With one eye on the leaden clouds he flicked himself over …

 

307 – Pure gold

307 – Pure gold

How completely beautiful. This afternoon I took the pear and quince juice my sister Gillian brought us and made jelly. Jam is good, but jelly …

 

141 – Under the knife

141 – Under the knife

Surgeons must be very careful When they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions Stirs the Culprit – Life! — Emily Dickinson For 28 days my family has been counting …

 

124- Natural defenses

124- Natural defenses

These days I’m spending a lot of time thinking about, and being with, my sister as she comes to terms with the fact that she …