There is a song called ‘Today Has Been Okay‘ by Emiliana Torrini, which on the one hand makes me think of Dirk and his loss as it speaks of the death of a lover: “Friends tell me its spring My window show the same Without you here the seasons pass me by I know you … More Doing Okay
I have been thinking a fair amount recently about the process of aging. I try to remember that everything is relative in life, though perhaps death is an exception to that rule? It seems to me that there are no degrees of death, simply degrees of living. Dying may be full of degrees and comparisons, … More Growing older gracefully
My mother walked and jogged with me, through blustery showers, to the start of the Edinburgh Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd May 2011. It was an 8am start, so we headed off fairly early to ensure we had plenty of time to cover the few kilometres, leave my bag at the drop-off point, and get … More Selfless mothering and selfish running
Tonight, my little baby boy (who is actually a rambunctious toddler, but still my baby!) Rhys is struggling to go to sleep. He is engaged in the extremely challenging task of pushing a rather large molar through his tender little gums.