Category Archives: healing

Fit your own mask first

It’s over. The Neylon family European vacation so many years in the planning, is now several thousand digital photographs and enough fantastic memories to last a lifetime. At least 3 years ago I dreamt a dream for July 2014 of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Feeding the mind and soul in Paris

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Walking through life smelling the roses

Life on the 28th March 2014 seems a million light years away from that on the 28th March 2013.  Is it really a year already since “the area of concern” was identified? It seems like yesterday and yet it also … Continue reading

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An expression of gratitude

“You don’t hate me, do you?” I was shocked by the question. “No way! You and the people here saved my life!” Did this gentle man really think that the children he’d operated on had gone through life hating him? … Continue reading

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Unfinished poetry

Thirty years ago today I wrote a poem. I don’t have a strong recollection of writing this poem, although I do remember clearly the day I wrote it. It was January 2nd, 1984 and I spent a wonderful day with … Continue reading

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Farewell 2013

Finally! The last day of 2013. Oh how I have looked forward to this day. To close the book on the Annus horribilis that was 2013. The foreboding feeling I had last New Year’s Eve that something awful was going … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One

Every year when we decorate the Christmas tree there is One ornament that causes me to stop and take a moment. This ornament was bought in 2000 from Top of the World, the gift shop at the top of the … Continue reading

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