Category Archives: Religion

Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2014

In stark contrast to how I felt on the last day of 2013, I have had a great struggle with letting go of 2014. Twelve months ago I thought that 2014 would be the year that I would bounce right … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

Originally posted on Things I have learnt today:
Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed…

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The Footsteps Echo

The footsteps echo softly down the corridors of time, And memories gently stir like windmills of the mind, Faces flicker silently like pictures on a screen, And voices have a cadence heard only in a dream.   Days gone by, … 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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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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