A Conversation With A Best Friend

A Conversation With A Best Friend

A conversation that changed my life.  “A writer? Who do you think you are?” My best friend said with a sneer.  Wow. I expected this but I didn’t know that it was going to be this bad.  A seed of doubt was cast.  Who the hell did I think I...
Age Does NOT Guarantee Wisdom

Age Does NOT Guarantee Wisdom

How I got along so well with my parents (1) “How do you get along so well with your parents?” “How come you and your daughter are like best friends?” Those were the two questions my mother and I got asked the most by people. (First, mine. Second, hers). Her...
How to Stand in Love

How to Stand in Love

John Allen Lee, in his book Colours of Love: An Exploration of the Ways of Loving, defined the Greek word Pragma as a mature, realistic love found among long-established couples. Pragma is about making compromises to help the relationship work over time, and showing...
I’m Learning How To Talk

I’m Learning How To Talk

Yep. Like a baby.  “Are you okay?” “Yes.” 10 seconds later… Inner voice : WHY DID YOU LIE? I have always had a bit of a problem expressing my feelings as far as I can remember. Expressing it to people outside my family circle, to be precise. At home? No...
Mother’s Kind

Mother’s Kind

The kind of loving we should gravitate towards.  I tried to conjure up her image in my head. Her shoulder-length deep brown hair. Her beautiful twinkling pair of eyes. Her rather plump cheeks. Her pink lips, in the shape of a heart. Her smile, the kind that lighted up...

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