On Understanding

What relief there is

to know our confusion’s past.

For that I’m grateful.

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n.b. In a complex world, establishing a little bit of peace, love and understanding is always a good thing, however long it takes to get there.

~

CLP 21/02/2021

L3 (Day 38): In The Air

No such thing as the

wrong weather. I have been told

Just wrong clothes? Really?

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n.b. Several people I know have stopped watching, listening and reading the news. I think, we might as well add the weather forecast to the D-Notice list.

But Hey! I’m sure we’ll cope!

~

CLP 14/02/2021

Lockdown 3 (Day 25): Inside

A voice message. I hear the sadness, pain and anguish among the words, the breath, the hesitation and fluctuating voice. It is clear. My heart aches to hear it. There is no way to be there, to wrap arms around, to comfort.

A telephone conversation. I hear the deep breath before confession. I hear what I already thought was so. Apologies are unnecessary. I am grateful for the respect this honesty shows. Thank you for the courage you found to speak. I am relieved to find the story I built around lies can be re-constructed with truths.

A text. I see the angry confusion that comes from frustration; witness the retreat. I recognise the reaction, the wounded withdrawal to safety. This is not my family. It is not for me to intervene. My white charger is out to pasture, but I am here if needed.

~

CLP 30/01/2021

On the Street ix

Lost in rain-drenched leaves

Camouflaged by shades of brown

Spotted by kind eyes

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n.b. So what if I cancelled my cards after waiting on the phone to the bank for fifty minutes? I came home to this in my postbox, with a very soggy wallet; everything present and correct. Thank you, Mark.

~

CLP 08/10/2020