Category Archives: Grief

Starting small…

“…grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” Alert and tense, ready for any stumble, I watched him cross the living room, slowly, painstakingly, supported by the walking frame. He does it every day, and so do … Continue reading

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Elusive realities: Janice Spina – Visits from Beyond

When we lose a loved one I believe that they are always near us in our hearts and minds. Each time I lost a loved one – first my grandfather, father, mother, grandmother, and finally my aunt, I experienced a … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

“I have awoken with a fire in my belly, a good fire, one that speaks of life, a beacon in the dark, and if I place it on a high enough peak perhaps you can see it, perhaps it can … Continue reading

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Guest author: D. G. Kaye – Messages from Beyond

Thanks so much Sue for your open invitation for writers to guest post at your beautiful blog. I’m finally taking you up on it as it’s been awhile. In light of your recent blog post,  A Ghost of Myself and … Continue reading

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Music that means something – Day 4 – Kate Bush

I never liked Wuthering Heights. To be fair, the prejudice might be because I never really cared for the book either, though that might be considered sacrilege in some quarters.  Especially for a Yorkshire woman. But Kate Bush herself was … Continue reading

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#writephoto – Woman at the water’s edge by Michael

It’s a place to go where magic happens. When asked where it is I always say: Far from anywhere. Across the sandhills and down through the runoff I wander focused always on the distance surf, relentlessly pounding the rocks, forever … Continue reading

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Guest author: S. Jackson – Regarding Child Loss

I’m not the woman I once was…I know the hurt, the battle within. I’m not the woman I once was… I’m not the mama I once was… but I’m me, please take me as I am, full of flaws… I … Continue reading

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Gone Forever – from ‘Jamie Dark’

When my wife died I was lost. We’d been married for thirty years, and when I retired we spent most of our time together. Over the past few years we hadn’t bothered with friends much, just did our own thing, … Continue reading

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A spiritual wet kipper

You know those life-lessons that come out of the blue and slap you round the face with a wet kipper? I had one of those today… and it was right that I should do so. I firmly believe that we … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up – Glimpsed #writephoto

The photograph for this week’s prompt was taken from inside one of the cells at Buckingham Gaol, now a museum. The tiny castle-like building dominates the centre of the town and has a very strange atmosphere. The cell doors were … Continue reading

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