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Once lost, never regained

When the realisation that you’ve lost something that you never thought you would hits, it hits hard. Perspective shifts, and you realise that you’ll never again be the same person. 225 more words


Of graves, pain & good music

Earlier this month I stumbled on Baadaye, a new single by Amos and Josh that drove me to tears in the way that only good art can. 251 more words

Life Lessons


Daily prompt:Burnt

Remember this prompt, when your home was on fire and you got to save five items? That means you left a lot of stuff behind. 72 more words

Daily Prompts, Topic Ideas

There Are No Words- On Sadness and Silence

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the emotional fortitude to write anything longer than a whatsapp message.

Despite an asshole acquaintance telling me that I’d ‘let my audience down’ after my ’15 minutes of fame’ by not regularly updating my blog (insert wanking gesture here), I figured that most people would understand my need to insulate and isolate in the last couple of months, given that my life, as I knew it, has recently been razed to the ground. 1,026 more words


Letters Edged in Black

Late last year Matt and I were visiting our mutual cousin in Australind when she made mention of ‘letters edged in black’. Being of a different generation and never having heard it spoken before, we both looked at her blankly. 1,083 more words


Mourning, Grief, Growth, and Caregiving

We all go through things in life and I’m one of those people who takes a very long time to process what’s happened. I know it’s because I have a strong sense of control and I hate losing it. 1,055 more words

Chronic Illness

Unfinished Business

Dealing with the loss of my mother has me remembering the losses I haven’t mourned. It’s not necessarily the people. It’s the things, places, dreams…other things you can’t exactly quantify. 599 more words

Life Lessons