Tag Archives: rejection

Unravelling

This week  marks the halfway point of my time in the Therapeutic Community. Over the first three months, I made tangible changes; moved house, reduced working hours, withdrew myself from my parents’ “let’s divorce each other as inhumanely as possible” … Continue reading

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Reeling

I had just settled in the knowledge that my ex-housemate is in prison. In prison, for a crime that, this time last year, as we adopted a cat, I could not have imagined him committing. Courts and police raids and … Continue reading

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Unhinged

I have had the most fantastic weekend, away from home.  Walking gingerly into the Chapel, the Chaplain, a fellow pilgrim to Taize, ran to greet me, and flung his arms around me. After that, a steady succession of people I … Continue reading

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No mortal harms

“In death’s midst I am Life: no mortal harms Touch you who yield yourself into my keeping Safe-folded in the everlasting arms” Confession, Margaret Willy, Every Star a Tongue (1946) I recall my aunt’s piece. How, in her twenties, she … Continue reading

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Not a Whisper

Silence. That’s what there is now. Not the pretentious silence of poetry, claiming the poet’s silence before a string of babbling. That is not what is around me. What is around me is – silence. Silence because no one will come … Continue reading

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