Category Archives: Life

A life well lived…

Excerpts from the funeral service held at Watermead Crematorium, Aylesbury… * * Sue Vincent, 14th September 1958 – 29th March 2021 ‘We prepare to receive one whose life has been well lived…’ * Procession entry music: ‘Vincent’, Don Maclean… * … Continue reading

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For Wen…

* Whiter than the swan on a lake Whiter than the gull of the stream Whiter than snow on the high-peak. * Like a wave of the sea from ebb to flood Slender as the tall-birch, blowing… Of a shape … Continue reading

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Swift Passage…

A Guided Visualisation by Sue Vincent… * Close your eyes, relax and prepare for an inner journey, breathing deeply and easily. You stand on a green mound by a sunlit sea. Far below you is a pristine shore of white … Continue reading

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A Lifesaver…

Mothering Sunday. There are your favourite huge lilies in a vase, filling the air with the perfume of heaven. White and pale lilac blooms wait with the chocolates, destined to fill another vase. Your granddaughters have made beautiful cards for … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Hands

A repost of an old poem in honour of Mother’s Day here in the UK… perhaps more poignant this year than ever…   I see my mother’s hands before my eyes The first caress that I had ever known, And … Continue reading

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Feeding the ducks…

It was cold, but it was a beautiful day. Signs of spring in the air… catkins and pussy willow dancing in the breeze, swathes of daffodils about to open beneath the trees… and the first of the early blossom open … Continue reading

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The giftie…

There is a ‘wishing squirrel’ tied around my wrist. Its cord matches my dressing gown. The red squirrel. ‘Tufty’ to most of my generation in this country… has been under threat from the invasion of its grey cousins for years … Continue reading

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The Last Post?

This may be the final post that I get chance to write for the Silent Eye… that decision has been taken out of my hands. I spent much of last week in hospital, having, as many of you know, been … Continue reading

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This too… #covid #cancer

I never thought that I would say it. It goes against pretty much everything I hold dear. But, between a world turned upside down from the fallout of the COVID crisis, to my own journey through the treacle-paved and elephant-strewn … Continue reading

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Be the Light… #LightTheDarkness

International Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January * In remembrance of all those men, women and children whose lives were taken from them simply for being themselves. * The flame symbolises a resolve to stand against prejudice, hatred and injustice today, … Continue reading

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