If this virus has shown us anything,
it is that we are all connected.
Which I miss so very much
so I don’t also hug
Your kitchen table,
which has supported our elbows
over long hours of
tea and talk
has to be… Read more
Deep winter wonderings, wanderings – What’s your thing: a podcast episode with Parcifal Solomon
When I first met Parcifal, we were in his grandma’s garden, studying each other from afar, silently. He had/ has the most arresting blue eyes and was much younger than me. Our fathers are cousins. We didn’t meet again for many decades and when we did we clicked and talked but it has really been … Read more
Curing depression through love
When I moved from Kent to Wales I wanted to do some psychotherapy. A friend in Kent had recommended the CCPE in London where I loved the one day course I did in Archetypes, Alchemy and the Unconscious. At the end of the day I went to see if they had any therapists in Wales … Read more
The kitten tags the dog’s tail,
The dog moves away.
The kitten chews the dog’s ear,
The dog growls a warning.
The kitten pounces on the dog,
The dog snarls and chases it.
The kitten runs away.
No harm done.
I wave the horse around the arena,
She avoids … Read more
when you peel away the celophane
airtravelled roses and smell
What happens when the confident laughing girl you met last night
wakes up beside you smudged, barefaced and vulnerable?
What happens when we take children
out of their uniforms
and see individuals instead of
What would happen if we … Read more
What if they wrapped your strawberries in celophane so that you didn’t miss the sweet, summer honey smell of childhood stawberry picking?
What if clothes and make up were just another kind of straight jacket to keep us wrapped in conforming shiny brittle shells of plastic?
What if the rush and busy-ness of earning was … Read more