For Tess

Yesterday we farewelled this little bundle of joy. She filled our hearts and home with so much love and joy. I wrote this poem dedicated to her  almost exactly five years ago. It seems fitting to revisit it. Love wrapped in a small bundle of fur wagging tail total acceptance never questioning trusting forgiving watching … More For Tess

Australia is Burning

I guess you have all seen and heard the news about the fires that are ravaging our parched country here in Australia.  I don’t want to inundate you with yet more images and stories of the devastating losses to property, human and animal lives. So many stories are emerging of the good, the bad and … More Australia is Burning

When Life Sucks

We all go through sucky times in life. For as many reasons as there are people on this planet. What sucks for me may not for you. But there are some general commonalities – relationship breakdown, bullying, the fallout of addictions, domestic violence, war, pestilence, homelessness, financial hardship, loss, grief, illness….. Often it is so … More When Life Sucks

Grief and Loss

It comes to all of us – the final farewell.  We recently had a loss in the family.  It was not unexpected. Everyone had had time to prepare for the inevitable. Regardless of that, it still hurts. The finality of it. The knowing that someone you deeply cared for is no longer physically here. Raw, … More Grief and Loss

Disposable Lives

Head over heels in love so many plans and happy days stretching into years of comfort growing into  routined patterns of being. ♥ Somewhere along the way the toothpaste  lid left off begins to grate and niggle until bursting with indignation explosions and accusations fly building mountains unsurpassable. ♥ / ♥ A parting of the … More Disposable Lives

Missy

She sat watching me closely. Her eyes followed my every move.  If I went to another part of the house or outside she would follow me. By the end of the day she had grown tired and tried to second guess where I would head next. Finally, having grown too tired to bother following me, … More Missy