Bits and Pieces

Staring down the trail back to my teenage years, the pen in my hand would move as if something moved through me. I remember writing, pouring out words that felt like a gasp. Then I would read the words back, and wonder if I had really written them. They were mostly in the form of…

Listen to the Music

Music has been one of my saving graces this year. It always has, really, but this year especially. It is a constant thread that runs through my life, as it does for so many others. The power of pressing play, and letting the songs get into your psyche is mesmerising. With the right song, we…

Pre Lockdown Thoughts

Lockdown looms, once more. November now, not March. Same, but different. Gentle piano, soothing my spirit. Back to staring out of the windows, savouring the time spent outdoors. For much of this year I have wondered, what will the history books say? There has been so much, in less than a year. November now, the…

Coming Home

It feels like a long, long time since I have sat down to write a blog post. In a way, it almost feels like coming home. That has been a recurring theme, lately; coming home. With the arrival of November comes NanoPoblano, and in this weird year – month? What even is this thing called…

The Art of Letting Go

Continuing with a series of posts from the archives of Stars and Rainbows; old words shared again. The first post can be found here. 2nd December 2014 There is a strange sort of fear within me at the moment, that I am sure other bloggers/writers experience from time to time. The fear of not really…

Taking Your Time

Years ago, I wish I had known that I didn’t need to know everything, to figure everything out. I wish I had known that it was okay to give things time. It would have saved a lot of heartache. There were times I felt pushed into a certain direction, purely because of the pressure to…

Thoughts

Candles flickering, steam rising from a cup of tea, softly snuggling into the new year. The Christmas decorations have come down, save for a set of fairy lights that I’ve stubbornly refused to put away. The magic of the festive season may have been put away for another 11 months, but there’s a glimmer of…

Best of You

Has someone taken your faith? It’s real, the pain you feel The life, the love You die to heal The hope that starts The broken hearts You trust, you must Confess ~ Best of You, Foo Fighters Where do I start, how do I even begin to tell the story? The story of this past…

Sensitivity

The first in a series of posts from the archives of Stars and Rainbows; old words shared again.  21st December 2014 There have been many experiences this year that have unearthed a lot of difficult memories from the past. This has been immensely intense, as much of it has been concentrated over the last few…