Category Archives: Memory

Out of nowhere

Beckie at Beckie’s Mental Mess is running a series at present to highlight the many misunderstood aspects of mental health by asking people to write of their own experiences. This week, she is looking at the effects of PTSD. Ten … Continue reading

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Losing the past

There was an article about the archaeological explorations taking place along the route of HS2, the planned high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham. It highlighted the amazing number of sites being excavated, spanning the human history of the last … Continue reading

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Head to head…

“Guess what I’m reading next if I tell you the name of a drink,” said my son. He’d called while I was working and my mind was elsewhere as I finished typing the sentence. “Pan-galactic gargle blaster,” I replied. “Wha… … Continue reading

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Traffic…

The morning is silent. Even the usual distant traffic noise of the rush-hour mayhem is hushed. The busy road that runs through the village no longer channels the speeding cars and lorries that habitually thunder through this small village. My … Continue reading

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Hallowed…

We recently shared a simple meditation as a mark of love and respect for those who have passed, particularly within the last year. I thought long and hard about writing about what was a very personal and emotional experience, and … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: The Butcher’s Stone…

““Culloden,” he said, the whispered word an evocation of tragedy.” Outlander: Voyager, Diana Gabaldon We had turned off the main road to Inverness, and were heading down the ‘B’ roads in search of an ancient site we wanted to visit. … Continue reading

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Yesteryear

Fragile floral lace Blushing with the hues of dawn Delicate romance Memories of yesteryear Scatter faded confetti There is something about hydrangeas that always trigger memories of childhood. Each cluster of flowers is a fairy bouquet that carries the past … Continue reading

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The Moon-Child by Alethea Kehas

The moon-child forgot who she was before she turned three suns. In her time of  forgetting, she mapped the stars with rocks in the dirt below her feet, and played with the rainbow of light around her growing body. When … Continue reading

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Six second memory

“You’re in goldfish mode again, aren’t you?” My brain-injured son looks smug. I raise my eyes to the heavens. He’s right, I have completely forgotten half the things he just asked me to do. He takes a great and unholy … Continue reading

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Remembered #midnighthaiku

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