Category Archives: trust

Coming Home

I spent time, earlier this week, in the Therapeutic Community, reflecting on what it means to be home. I wrote. I wrote because writing feels safe and familiar; words give me the structure that I crave amidst the chaos and … Continue reading

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Dawning

Dawning:        D [Welsh: awn ni!]ng      D[English: let’s go!]ng I have written about sunrise before. Almost exactly three years ago. Three years ago, when I could see a future for myself in (South)-East London. Three years later, … Continue reading

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Small Reflection

The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome… Love after Love by Derek Walcott [continued at link] God has a … Continue reading

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The scars remain

“the trees are the same through all the sorrowful people who have passed under them, that the stars remain” Sylvia Plath, Letters Home [CONTENT WARNING: SELF HARM] I can’t remember a time when I didn’t bite or scratch or pick at my skin; … Continue reading

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Comfy Slippers

One of my housemates has a (shall we say) older pair of slippers with a hole in the toe. The lining is coming away in places. They look rather  battered and sorry for themselves. And yet, they are (or so … Continue reading

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Rocking fragility

Each week in the Therapeutic Community, we have half an hour when we all fall silent. Not for personal reflection and prayer (although I struggle to resist a temptation to this) but to allow for creativity of some form. One … Continue reading

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Being more unicorn

Online dating is cruel. At one level, there are those who treat the whole affair like some kind of joke. Gosh, look at him. How stupid is he to think anyone would go out with that?  Cue messages ostensibly inviting him out … Continue reading

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