An Observation About How I Failed


Few things are more saddening, discouraging, and embarrassing than when a gift you lovingly selected – or worse yet, made – is received with lukewarm politeness. #whathaveidone

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Never to Feel Cold, Never to Make a Mistake…


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An Observation About Walks


My SO and I decided to start going for a walk after work, to shake off the working day, air out our heads, and get a spot of exercise after sitting at the computer all day. Could not be done. Turns out he wanted to go for a dash and I for an amble.

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A Quote About Being Radical


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An Observation About Grief


Some of you may know that my brother passed away in July quite unexpectedly. He was the first of my actually-nearest-and-dearest to pass, so this is my first experience of deep, dark, relentless, all-consuming grief.

I actually and naively assumed that my highly sensitive, acute, intense grieving would chip away at the sadness and longing sort of quicker than the more quite and stoic sort of grief. It appears that’s not how grief works at all.

Maybe, instead, the giant lump of grief will melt gradually. Maybe, one day, instead of a brother-sized hole in the world, there will be a brother-shaped place for memories.

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A Quote About Losses


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It’s Not About Me, After All


Well, hello. Last week I fainted over a blood test again. At the vet’s. It was my cat’s blood test. I was holding him while the blood was being drawn and honestly didn’t think anything of it, but right after I’d returned the bandaged kitty back into his carrier, I folded into a neat little heap. So. Yes.

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Honour Thyself



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Life in the time of corona


My natural tendency to steer clear of people is finally useful, if not downright responsible and applauded.

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A Quote About Happiness & Despair



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