Distance – Discover Prompts

I’m getting used to distance. I’m of an age when your children have flown to university and some of them beyond that are adults making their own way. I’m used to distance. Usually I get in the car and drive to a city to cut out distance. Several of you live in several big cities.Continue reading “Distance – Discover Prompts”

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”

These Hands

these hands have held five babies, over and over and over again. These hands have pushed trikes, bikes, chairs, swings, have combed hair, tied plaits, knotted shoes, scrubbed out the mud from football boots, held the handle of a hoover day after day after day, ironed, stirred, flipped pancakes, picked up ladybirds, ailing birds, andContinue reading “These Hands”

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”

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”

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