Tag Archives: ageing

An Inelegant Deficiency: Anxiety, Writing, & Loss

“It’s an act of faith. It’s going on when you no longer believe. It’s walking right into that wilderness.” – Natalie Goldberg, “Wild Mind” “I’ve had an elegant sufficiency, and anything else would be flippity floppity.” – my mum-in-law What … Continue reading

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Cancer, Aging, & Second-hand Sheila

Today’s tune is by David Bowie, and is about fashion. This blog, however, is about its dark-matter twin. Aka, “Wear whatever the hell you want. Because you’re old(er) now.” Young lasses who are gobsmacked whenever a woman over 30 wears … Continue reading

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It is Margaret We Mourn for: a Poetic Blog

“Margaret are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves like the things of man, You, with your fresh thoughts care for, can you?“ “Spring and Fall“, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1880) As a morbid adolescent, I fell in love with this poem … Continue reading

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