Sadness is a dark ink which pours, spills onto the page but
Joy is harder to write
it flutters in rainbows of diffuse light, moving, it doesn’t easily land, wants to keep on swirling, spiralling like pollen on the river, like mayflies as they bounce on springs of gossamer in the slow summer evenings.
Joy … Read more
Yesterday I went walking by this river in my lunch hour and thought about how lucky I am that I can walk, that I have the time, that I work somewhere so succulent and green and cool.
Where the air is sprinkled with bird song and the river is flickering light,
Where the rocks grow … Read more
You can never be lonely (with a worm)
I remember years ago, I went for a walk with an old friend.
We met somewhere beautiful.
But I don’t remember much because I was so consumed by the story I was telling him. I remember the story, of heart ache, loneliness. The usual. I remember I went on and on.
Occasionally he would point … Read more
Alarm – 23 April 2023 at 3pm BST – what does this mean?
Tomorrow, or today or on Sunday 23rd April 2023 (depending when you are reading) the UK’s emergency alarm system will be tested for the first time. Unless you turn off your phone completely. Or put it on airplane mode. Or take the battery out. Or turn off the notifications.
When we went to Iceland … Read more
We are well
We are well
life carries on
Gratitude for friends
work that flexes
home that snuggles
food which nurtures
bodies that work
a school that cares
a cat who has accompanied and played
medics to mend
the women in the plaster room who worked together to secure the wound
I … Read more
over and over and over
feel the sand
see each grain
smell … Read more