The Battle has been Won.

October 12th, 2010

Share “I wish I never saw the sunshine. And if I never saw the sunshine, I guess I wouldn’t mind the rain”. But our capacity to know one is almost inseparable from our ability to understand the other. Such is the unbearable equivocal nature of life. Note to self: Pain has often been felt several [...]

The Frequency of Love

October 6th, 2010

Share There are couples who talk on the phone. And there are couples who simply, don’t. It struck me that for the years we’ve been a couple, Ken and I rarely ever speak on the phone. Even when he was traveling sometimes for weeks, we probably would do with a crisp 2-min phone call that [...]

My Heart, your Heart, her Heart. One Heart.

September 20th, 2010

Share I barely made it to the end of the last work week. Note to self: Energy Vampires exist. I still bore the faint marks of fanged incisions as my car left the building Friday circa Sept 17 at approximately 730pm. My sparkly sequinned outfit did not even lift my spirits one bit. I remember [...]

Time as a Construct

September 11th, 2010

Share I eat my lunch out of a metal tin at work and for that hour, I like to time-waste on a variety of things on the limitless universe called the www. One of the ways I do this is on my twitter list, aptly named, “when-bored”. “When-bored” throws up a word of the day [...]

On the Mat Now…

August 29th, 2010

Share Ever had those days when the sluggish lethargy follows you around like a shadow no matter how much sleep you clock? Nothing beats lethargy better than a kick-start to the system. So I got on the mat tonight. 30-min of ashtanga; a bucket of perspiration that calmed my beating pulse; my very breath breaking [...]

Words

August 29th, 2010

Share Words are important. We can use them to connect as well as to disconnect, to understand and to confuse; to build camps of Us and Them; to bind in solidarity and to divide with disinterest. Indeed, we are gifted beings. Blessed with independent, creative thought and the gift of translating these into words. Yet [...]

Going to Bed Early

August 15th, 2010

Share I’ve always kept late nights. All through life, it seemed the world was divided into those who kept late nights and those who had to sleep early (by this I mean before midnight). In school, I studied best through the early hours, the whiff of the thin night air, the ticking of the clock, [...]

I am Woman, You my All.

August 8th, 2010

Share I was asked recently, a question about my seeming success. The enquirer wanted to know if my husband struggled with the fact that “I make so much”. I was taken aback on a few counts. The first was being confronted by this rather archaic, provincial thought. The second being the assumption inherent in the [...]

Velocity of Life

July 25th, 2010

Share The message at church today was about Letting Go. Of life, of goals, of dreams, of all the many things that we have to come to see as what defines us. The unknowing might think of Christians as a bunch of unenterprising lazy bums. But that just misses the entire understanding of the truth [...]

The Place

July 3rd, 2010

Share I just came from a memorial service. Of a 20 year old girl who lost a 2-year long battle to cancer. I didn’t know her. But I know her aunt dearly. As I sat behind the family, silent tears streamed down my cheeks as I laid eyes on the beautiful portrait smiling back at [...]