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Perfect morning

skyscraper treetops cool air on warm skin bird symphony greets the day  

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Celebrating the first year of my new life

At 10am on Thursday 23 February 2012, life shunted me onto an unanticipated fork in the road. I knew straight away I was having a stroke — even though I spent the next twenty or thirty minutes resisting the knowing. … Continue reading

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Peace and beauty

Every morning, I sit at my table and write, freehand, a stream of consciousness spill. A morning page or so. There’s a bit going on at the moment — the first anniversary of my stroke is approaching, and on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Walking and writing as therapy

Grief is such a bastard. It looms up from nowhere, at unanticipated moments, and floors you. Last night, my writing group met for the first time this year. We meet in members’ homes, and last night’s meeting was only a … Continue reading

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The nature of recovery

A week or so ago, I was quietly celebrating a small but noticeable improvement in my stamina. Not that my capabilities had really improved much, but I was able to stretch the boundaries slightly and bounce back from deep exhaustion … Continue reading

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Morning walk

old woman blossoms shepherd’s delight — crepe myrtle’s timeless dusky pink  

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Living on a hill is good for your health

  hill walking wisdom flat paths rise and fall one step one breath at a time    

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My inner poet is spreading her wings

I was walking home from the shops last week — a familiar outing these days — feeling buoyant, daring to think that there might have been a slight improvement in my stamina, when that now-familiar thing happened: someone/something put the … Continue reading

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Sheer delight

It’s almost a year since I last saw a large body of water — I cherish those memories of walking on Valla Beach at sunrise and sunset in January last year. So, feeling confident now about my capabilities and limitations, … Continue reading

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Walking home from the shops

dandelion cloud suspended drifting perfect — life’s precious moments  

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