Tag Archives: loss

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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Close up and intimate

Being deeply loved… gives you strength, loving deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu   Those of us who work in the field of paediatric palliative medicine often have the experience that children with terminal illness, close to death, wait for … Continue reading

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Stepping on landmines

When war ends, when a surrendering of sorts comes into effect, there is always a time of assessing, gathering, integrating, rebuilding, and finding a way to move forward, to live back into our every day lives.  Sometimes this war has … Continue reading

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Outside, looking in

September 11th.  Not possible to not write about this day.  A day etched and hardwired into my own memory, as it is in that of so many others.  A day of shock, confusion, grief and loss.  A day that precipitated … Continue reading

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