Kneeling down, I reached down to put my hand on his, to comfort him, to link my fingers in his, like we did years ago. I felt a response, a gentle squeezing, reassuring me, acknowledging my presence. I then felt a warmth in my knee, the wafting stench of stale urine now growing in intensity,…Read more What time is it?
"Does it hurt?" is a question I have recently heard. My generation might have considered our lives to last 3 score years and ten. Today, with an increasing proportion of the population possibly living beyond a century, especially if female, with the benefit of advanced medical care, we can hope to enjoy a fruitful time…Read more What is ‘end of life’ like?
The two minute silence this morning brought the nation once again to reflect upon the Great War, the 2nd World War, Korea, Vietnam, Falklands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan...did I miss one out.......where does the list end? How has Remembrance impacted you this year? The poppies may now have been removed. Where do they now…Read more The day is over… How has Remembrance impacted you this year?
Often we are told to aspire to gain everything. At school, children are sometimes encouraged to strive for occupations which pay lots of money, for then we can find 'paradise'. We can see stories of those who have been 'successful' and have won the jackpot but then find they are disillusioned. Recently the thought of…Read more Material Gain?
Do we really know our inner self? I'm not sure. But can we? Or know or understand someone else's inner self.As we age, we change physically but also mentally. Our brains are not able to process so effectively as we used to do. Our thoughts may appear to others as irrational. I would question whether…Read more Our inner self
One question which is often asked over the years is "where were you when X was born or Y died?" I recall walking through Dallas when someone asked that questioned with regard to when JFK was shot. It makes your mind race as you try to remember events to pin point your location, if possible.My…Read more Where am I?