In memory, Mental wellbeing

It’s March 31st again

This date looms in the calendar. 11:20(ish) a.m.. 3 years ago today he left us when he should’ve been allowed to stay. He was such a wonderful man, and I’m not just saying this because I’m biased. He was a much better man than me. And 3 years on, it feels like it’s been barely […]

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In memory, Mental wellbeing

March 31st — the date of missing letters

It’s hard not to blame the date. It’s very easy to blame the date and the time, the day, what we were wearing, doing, where we were… It’s very easy to blame it all. None of this is wrong, it’s perfectly natural. It’s because things happen on dates. We’re wearing clothes (probably) and doing stuff someplace when […]

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In memory

Hi Cuz

The difference of a year, eh? 1 year, 580-odd million miles — all the while, pirouettes — and we’ve come one great big circle and we’ve started off on another! It’s like we don’t get a minute to rest. I’ve been very selfish recently — can’t help it, it seems. I’ve been so caught up […]

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In memory

Death – friend or foe?

Why do I take seriously what I take seriously? I think Dorothy Zbornak (from The Golden Girls, played by Bea Arthur, may she rest in peace) posed this question perfectly back in 1985. During the episode The Heart Attack (1.10) Dorothy told the tale of an acquaintance who went to Paris, visited a restaurant, and […]

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In memory

He went on holiday & he never came home

Oh, Facebook – why must you remind me so? I woke this morning to one of those – I can’t remember what they’re called, bare with, I check – ‘On This Day’ notifications, and 2 years ago I was delighting in the tantrum of a cyclist who’d ridden into a wall and promptly thrown a hissy (it […]

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