Blog, Words

Silence

Silence.  There’s something about a silent house. That space, in between the tick, tick, tick of a clock, when the fridge stops humming, when the heating is off for the summer. A silence lying thick in stone walls, air still and heavy. Time feels stretched. I am an interloper, a shadow, a thought. Waiting, as… Read More Silence

Blog, Words

Wild

The rain drives a thousand needles into my skin, sharp as pinpricks, and I raise my face to the wind and welcome the pain. My toes squelch in boots long sodden, jeans dark and soaked right through. The wind screams at me, buffeting and battering as I raise my arms and scream back at it,… Read More Wild

Blog, Self Discovery

Chapters

A large, ‘new-from-freecycle’ desk stretches in front of me. Incessant cheeping from a baby goldfinch just outside the window makes me smile. That little dude sure is hungry. I peek out, watching the parent bird resolutely ignoring the shrill demands, trying instead to eat their fill of niger seed before bestowing any more attention on… Read More Chapters

Blog, Words

Melodramatic Studying

Studying isn’t a forte of mine. So I write melodramatic posts about it instead. I’d sacked off the place I was supposed to be, choosing excuses and time instead, facetiously to work, but really to stare at a screen and daydream. I pushed words out laboriously through my fingers, gazed at long, empty words of… Read More Melodramatic Studying

Blog, Simplicity

Writing real letters-slow correspondence

Writing real letters-an afternoon of slow correspondence Correspondence is changing. What did you last get through the post? A bill-although most of these are now paper free…? Junk mail? Test results? Think back. How often nowadays do we receive real, personal mail? When did you last receive a letter? A real, handwritten, proper letter, with… Read More Writing real letters-slow correspondence