Love & Joy, via Ra

Happy post came this week. With stretchy, mini chickens. These t-shirts have brought me joy ever since they arrived. Wearing Ra’s words gives me a boost. We all need boosts this year. And the chickens? Well, thus far I have flung them across the room at the boy when he’s working, they’ve gotten stuck on…

My Deafness

Whenever I write about deafness, I feel like I must write a disclaimer. Since posting yesterday’s post, it has gone over in my head many times. The thing is, the variety of the deaf experience means that my experience is not the same for others, and vice versa. We experience many of the same daily…

Holding Music

I’ve been deaf all my life. There was a time, briefly, when our parents – both my sister and I were diagnosed around the same time – worried we wouldn’t be able to appreciate music. They needn’t have worried at all. Music will be a constant in my life. When I was 21, music started…

Love through the Storm

The season I’m in is one that concerns the soul. It’s a returning. I’m well versed, it’s a chapter I’ve thumbed through many times over. Old lessons and affirmations are hitting in a different way, my heart’s receptive and soft to life; the numbness it wore like a shield has melted. Living with a cancer…

45 Days

I am wearing red lipstick today. I have multiple red lipsticks, they are my favourite of lipstick colours. In a pandemic year, there are not many opportunities to wear lipstick; with the risk of stating the obvious, a mask and lipstick do not really suit one another. Nevertheless, I knew it was unlikely I would…

Into the Woods

One of the highlights this weekend was the walk in the woods yesterday. It had been raining, but we were optimistic – I kept saying to the boy that it did not matter if we had to walk in the rain, it would make it quieter. We were walking for less than an hour, with…

Weekend Coffee Share

Hello, friend. If we were having coffee together right now, I’d be saying how happy I am to be sat with you. How long it’s been. What a weird year it’s been. We’d be talking about the things we’ve realised this year, or relearnt – it’s funny how a global pandemic has made us sit…

World Kindness Day

At some point today, I realised it was World Kindness Day, a day that needs to be remembered every day of the year. Small acts of kindness often make more difference than we know. I like to smile at people in the street, even when not many smile back – it is worth it when…

Recording Life

Photography first captured my attention when I was a young girl, and my parents got me a small film camera. The photographs I took with that camera were not any that would interest many – pictures of our cats, dancing around with my childhood family friends at New Year, and random shots of my Barbies….

10 Good Things #2

After writing my list of 10 Good Things last week, I realised I may want to make it a regular thing on this little corner of the internet – you are more than welcome to join in, if you like? Recording the joys we notice in our lives has the effect of a rolling ball…