Day 2. Open, your heart

“Have some compassion,” he said. Me? I thought. Aren’t I the most compassionate person on this planet? I said nothing. I deferred to thought. Slow to anger. What I have lost is compassion. I realised that this means that I am least compassionate to myself. I am angry with myself for finally failing to feedContinue reading “Day 2. Open, your heart”

Ode to a dish

This plate seems ordinary, Well alright then, extraordinary, There isn’t one like it in the world We painted it ourselves It is green and red, a perfect watermelon, Made with nature’s complimentary colours, An art teacher once showed me a colour wheel and said Orange and blue Yellow and purple, Green and red And nowContinue reading “Ode to a dish”

Where Streets Meet – Discover Prompts

This is a writing prompt blog, vis-a`-vis Ben Huberman, Ah, three streets? The first is right outside that stately building on Star and Garter Hill. That building with the view that Turner painted, that housed all the war veterans. This war is silent, but more deadly my dear. The second is the street I grewContinue reading “Where Streets Meet – Discover Prompts”

Music – Discover Prompts, Blackbird, New World in the Morning #We Didn’t Start the Fire

This is a writing prompt blog, Thank you to Ben Huberman for suggesting this writing prompt. I’m sat at home listening to classic FM and writing/ editing a 3000 word essay for my MA with Kingston School of Art. This writing prompt is great therapy for me as I’m really missing my 5 children. WeContinue reading “Music – Discover Prompts, Blackbird, New World in the Morning #We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Hearing, seeing, understanding and empathy.

Dear readers, I’ve been thinking lately about age. For a few years now my hearing has been changing. I can trace the biggest alteration back to when I became an audio typist for a hospital for a year and a half, and wore headphones in my ears 5 days a week for 6-7 hours aContinue reading “Hearing, seeing, understanding and empathy.”

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