Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Passing Moment


I watch an old man sweep the shopping mall as though he is praying. He lifts his eyes to mine. Soft, brown and accepting. What history lies buried in that gaze. You can’t begin to understand it but there is no challenge there: … Continue reading

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we live in a house of many rooms


But many of them are unfurnished and unlit. Those rooms are the possibilities afforded by our personalities and abilities. Gradually, if misfortune strikes, we will turn off the lights of one room after another, till the warm and blazing mansion of personality is now some … Continue reading

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Golfing Anarchy


When the girls were small I used to go out and play nine holes of golf at 6.30am on a Saturday morning so I would be home in time to play with them when they awoke. I enjoyed my golf but … Continue reading

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Meeting of Minds


The cafe was unusually crowded. Sharing tables was a must and there was little room to read a paper. Never mind, a nice plate of sausages and eggs makes up for most discomforts and a sip of coffee soon put my … Continue reading

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When and Why


“Why” is a very useful word. It opens many doors in the mind and it’s easy to spell so there’s another  benefit. First, though tends to come “When”. “When can we go out to play, have a cake, arrive at grannies , get … Continue reading

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Silent bravery


I have an aunt who is 95 or 96. I’m not sure which and it’s rude to ask a ladies age. Recently she had an operation on her left eye to remove a cataract. The operation on her right eye … Continue reading

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There is a Flower in the Garden


We live in rented accommodation. This has its good and bad sides. One of the interesting sides is that you don’t know the history of the garden or it’s plants. At  the last property we didn’t have one and in this … Continue reading

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