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The Art of Hand-Holding

We attended a funeral yesterday. Esther led a difficult service with sensitivity and compassion. She read a poem that starts: Will you…Hold my hand for a little while?I don’t need you to save meNo need for you to fix anythingNo need for you to hold my painBut will you simply hold my hand? I grewContinue reading The Art of Hand-Holding

Survivors, Not Victims.

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown was at the Conservative party conference calling for more support for domestic abuse victims. ‘..I couldn’t pick up the phone to call my mum, my friends, I didn’t have access to anything, and you think, well, Spice Girls are all about girl power. But let me tell you, when theseContinue reading Survivors, Not Victims.

I’m Getting There

Lines and Squares by A.A. Milne (of Winnie the Pooh fame): As a child I enjoyed this poem. I walked down the street making sure I avoided the lines and walked in the squares. It was always good to arrive at my destination having escaped the bears… Getting there… bear-free. Yesterday I chatted to Ruth.Continue reading I’m Getting There

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