Monthly Archives: August 2011

scattered showers…

Most days are sunny but there are odd moments when grief is a brick to the head, an unexpected blow, a crushing weight. There are moments when I wonder whether my sense of loss is greater than my sense of … Continue reading

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another 4am..

I have danced my high heels flat on rough stones. Circled strong arms in a club curled around the roots of a towering tree,the only roof the streaming starlit black. Death is in my mind, whispering secrets. It tells me … Continue reading

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the long road…

The road from here to there can feel like a breath or a thousand miles. It seems like but a blink when we realize we’re already there. When we see that somehow we’re at that place we were heading for … Continue reading

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taking risks…

It is always reassuring when your employer wants you alive. I know I am valued, appreciated, they gave me a wordy safety policy, a love letter of sorts. When you shuffle staff around some of the more unstable places on … Continue reading

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be foolish…

Inspired the Steve Jobs quote that found its way from facebook to my last post, I decided to dig out the rest of his speech and I came across this gem: Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living … Continue reading

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4am….

The runners were there again in the night pounding a path through my sleep and yanking me back into the hot dark room, the net. I stared up the ceiling criss-crossed with bars of black and waited to sink back … Continue reading

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music in the night…

Music drifts through my open window. The ghosts of drums, voices, old rhythms stilling the chatter of a hundred thousand insect serenades. Tiny loves blending through the expansive shades of black. The unknown words speak fluently of all I cannot … Continue reading

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storming the sky…

All day yesterday the air felt heavy and hot. Then, as dark fell the clouds sparked, caught light and set fire to the sky. The darkness blazed brighter than day and the hills seemed to roar in protest as the … Continue reading

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all change…

On my way to Uganda I had a 24 hour stop in Amsterdam. I’ve been to there a few times. Its a beautiful city, one that is meant to be shared, lingering lovingly over. Seeing it alone seems a bit … Continue reading

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this little inch of Africa..

This is Africa. My intestines regularly remind me of it, in near constant protest at my continental shift.  I am stalked by pervert mosquitoes to whom clothes pose no impediment and all they want is my blood. The security regulations … Continue reading

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