If I could turn back time

By October 1, 2014 Blog

Most of us have things in our past we wish had never happened. Places we’d like to return to; clocks we’d like to rewind. If you could go back… and if you could tell yourself one thing – what would you say? Work harder? Play more? Give her another chance.  Don’t accept that lift. Keep your mouth shut.  Tell him you love him. …. I asked some friends. And here’s what they said:   “I would go back to age 10 and tell …Read More

Scar Tissue

By October 10, 2012 Blog

Sometimes we hurt ourselves and those we love.  We don’t mean to, but we do. Sometimes we recover.  Old relationships resume.  But neither we – nor they – stay the same.   Wounds can heal, but the scars remain.  They ache.  We want to go back – but we can’t. We start anew: but we build on what has been. Yesterday I visited an inpatient treatment centre for those who are critically ill with eating disorders.  I met three beautiful young women, …Read More

Past Continuous

By October 19, 2011 Blog

The past is a powerful place, isn’t it? I’ve been reminded of this whilst listening to a song by the Wombats. It’s called ‘1996” and here’s an excerpt; ‘I had no cares in the 1990s I knew of no downfalls. The war was breaking out all around me My concerns were with prank calls. She kissed me on the cheek She kissed me on the cheek Right in front of the older kids When my self-belief, my self-belief Wasn’t scarred by the modern …Read More