Monthly Archives: December 2010

Time passes

And the holidays are winding to a close. The tree is a lovely thing, a vision of multi-coloured lights and shining ornaments, each with its own, specific memory in my life. And sitting in the dark, it’s almost possible to … Continue reading

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I watched the Moon last night…

…through broken, tattered veils of cloud. Her blushing face shone palest rose through the haze as she turned away from us into the eclipse. It was a special night, of moon, of Solstice, with a hope that the Light’s return … Continue reading

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The darkest night of the year

This year’s been very, very dark. It started out at twilight and has since progressed to absolutely inky. Death, despair and need are everywhere I look. And now, this darkest of times presses close, threatening to snuff out the tiny … Continue reading

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I can’t believe

that someone was rude enough to castigate me on my own facebook page…for having an opinion, no less. I’m not here to make anyone’s life easier by keeping my mouth shut. It’s just not going to happen.

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Winter is here…

…and though there is no snow, there is ice in the wind that dances through the branches, there is snow in the rain that soaks the ground. I can feel the chill in my bones, and my hands hurt with … Continue reading

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Sad day

I remember growing up listening to the Beatles. I noticed in a newspaper article, someone said they were the “soundtrack of their childhood”. That was true for me, though I was a bit older. I followed them, even after the … Continue reading

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The depths of December

The cold penetrates everything at this time of the year, its wet fingers finding pathways for the wind to enter. The trees drip, the overfull gutter dripping a monotonous tattoo. Everything makes that disturbing squelchy noise, like dropping the bag … Continue reading

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Domestic violence

I posted a domestic violence PSA from South Africa on facebook . Some people picked a small, townhouse style community to conduct an experiment. First they had someone play a set of drums. Within a few minutes, several people came … Continue reading

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It’s been a couple of days, I know…

…and I don’t want to get lazy about posting, but thinking about loss and death was a wee bit overwhelming for a bit. Eventually, I remember that somewhere, if not here, the sky is impossibly blue and it’s a lovely … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day…for me

Today is World AIDS Day. For me, it’s another reminder that my sweet friend, Steffan is gone. He left this world on June 28th, 1994. He was 31 years old. I held his hand and breathed with him as he … Continue reading

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