A couple of weeks after my last blog came out a lady named Hazel posted a comment to it. It is a long comment but I realised possibly many people would miss seeing it, which would be a shame as I believe it is written from the heart and holds numerous interesting points and parallelsContinue reading “Reply to Hazel”
Category Archives: Mark’s words
THE BIT IN THE MIDDLE.
A few weeks ago I was talking with Elaine’s best friend Julie; we were discussing Elaine’s book and possible ways of bringing it to a wider public. This had been the subject of a previous conversation between the two of us and Julie now mentioned that she had since been speaking with a friend ofContinue reading ” THE BIT IN THE MIDDLE.”
ECHOES – PART 3. PAST and PRESENT.
It’s a bright fresh and beautiful morning. The sunrays caressing the wet landscape give everything an edge of unnatural clarity. Every blade of grass seems edged with crystal bringing out the colours of nature as though they had just been created; it is a joy to drive through. This is a day in waiting sinceContinue reading “ECHOES – PART 3. PAST and PRESENT.”
ECHOES… Part Two.
Continued:- It’s a short walk up the road to the car. All okay, no parking ticket so that’s good. I hang around a little just to breathe the air and munch some crisps from a bag in the shopping I’ve on-board from nearly five hours earlier. Time to go back, but I take the cutContinue reading “ECHOES… Part Two.”
ECHOES- part one.
42 West Street, (Re-visited). Again not the intended post but, as this all occurred very recently, true to the moment; and I’m trying to follow my instincts here. In 2020 Elaine posted a blog entitled 42 West Street in which she gave a well-observed if somewhat condensed version of an overnight stay we had inContinue reading ” ECHOES- part one.”
This was intended to be a short intro’ to the next blog but, as has happened before, it kind-of galloped away with me so I gave it its head to see where it went. I’m pleased enough with the destination even more so the ride to get there. Somehow I just needed to write thisContinue reading “HOOFPRINTS.”
Stating the blindingly obvious I haven’t posted for a while now. Not because I couldn’t be bothered, or didn’t want to, but simply because I could not bring my concentration to bear on it or anything much else for that matter. In the last blog I stated how I felt inspired by my friend Marilyn’sContinue reading “OPTIONS.”
SURVIVING THE STORMS.
A friend of Elaine’s (and mine) called unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon to retrieve some DVD’S lent to Elaine just prior to her going into the hospice. We chatted briefly whilst outside in the cold sunshine and it was later, after she left, that I started to think. Elaine would have been up to Bruce atContinue reading “SURVIVING THE STORMS.”
RITUALS and the LAST TWO ROCKETS.
Do you have any rituals in your life that you feel compelled to carry out? I don’t mean routines, they’re more in the nature of necessity and I’m not meaning habit here either. What I mean by rituals is the doing of something that is completely unnecessary to living but you carry out anyway, eitherContinue reading “RITUALS and the LAST TWO ROCKETS.”
A CHANGE OF DIRECTION.
This was originally intended to be part of a more general post but in the end I wanted to keep Christmas Day as compact and complete as possible, so it has become a blog in its own right. One of the things I had been dreading most was the coming of the first Christmas withoutContinue reading “A CHANGE OF DIRECTION.”