Category Archives: Love & loss, grief & joy

time will come

When I have seen Time’s fell hand defaced The rich-proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down-razed And brass eternal slave to mortal rage; When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the … Continue reading

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Getting out of the way

It’s taken me a while to get back to writing a new post, even as my mind and heart is preoccupied, my commitment to this blog writing demands that I not abandon it, to just write, no matter how imperfect. … Continue reading

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A world of AIDS

This day, for the past 24 years, has been about raising awareness around HIV and AIDS. For many of us, especially here in South Africa, this one disease has become central to our lives.  This is true for many of … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Doldrums

All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, ‘ Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, no breath no motion; As idle as … Continue reading

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Life without calculation

Driving on the highway last night to visit a little patient and his family I see weekly, I found myself musing about the nature of faith and hope.  I rarely travel this road but it has become a weekly ritual … Continue reading

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It’s not your journey

The best advice I received this week was via my own therapist from her animal behaviourist, about the behaviour of her beloved pet with brain damage.  To remember it was his journey, not hers.  It reminds me of the poem … Continue reading

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Acceptance

“I finally seem to be accepting it”, my dad said last night.  His voice warm, close, and caring in my ear, despite the distance of a continent’s span between us. “What?” I said.  “That you are old?”  We had been … Continue reading

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