We all have a past. Hopefully for most of us there are parts of it which when recalled still make us smile or laugh. They bring back the memory of childhood friends, or people we no longer have contact with. My last post to my brother seemed to trigger a lot of happy memories of … More Memories. What have you hidden away?
I lived in silence for many years and no one heard me roar. This is an account of one such a day. As I walk the corridor of the hospital ward I am nursing on, I think I glimpse him in the distance. He turns the corner and is gone. A sharp pain of fright … More Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.
Todays Daily Prompt is: I did it my way. Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.” Tell us about the decision, and why you’d choose to take a different path this time around. When I read this first I smiled to myself and thought “I wonder what … More If I could turn back time, would he now walk differently?
I read a lot of blogs and it is clear to see that there are many bloggers, who wake up every day with a fog of darkness around them. It is difficult to understand their plight when you are not standing in their shoes. Today, I have no darkness around me. The weather reflects my mood, sunny and bright. … More How happy are you?
In everyday life, Do we ever leave the past behind? Years ago I attended a training course. It was to prepare us to be online counsellors, for a childrens phone in service called Childline. There were about twenty of us on the course, a good mix of men and women, and a variety of ages … More Is your past really past?
As a child I was surrounded by family. My every emotion was on display, as were the emotions of my family. It was here that I learned that words roared and shouted in an argument, lived on well after the argument ended. Gradually I began to shout less, preferring to walk away usually with the … More Keep Out.
Daily Prompt: Stranger in a Strange Land. Every time I see an immigrant, struggling to speak English here, I think “This could be their story”. It is a story I first read years ago in our local paper. It is a story I have never forgotten. The narrator was a mother of one child. She … More Seeking sanctuary.
For over twenty years, without making a fuss, I have never left any of my children alone, with a man other than their father. Until three weeks ago. My youngest daughter, a very precious little lady to me, takes guitar lessons. Every week she goes to the house, of a most wonderful gentleman. I go … More Can I trust him with my child?
For as long as I can remember I have been a fighter. I fought with my brothers and sisters, I fought with my parents,teachers and friends. I hated rules and conformity, I did not wish to follow a leader. When I was a teenager life was hard for me, and my family never knew. What … More I am okay.
Today’s daily prompt challenge is, Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about. What a challenge! Is it possible? How can you write about something, that you refuse to write about? Then it hits me like a brick. Oh my God! This is what I have been doing for twenty years. Deep inside I … More I am an adult now and still I cannot tell.