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You looked me in the eyes, with courage and sadness as you spoke these words. “It’s cancer. It’s already spread to the lungs and liver, but it’s okay, I accept it.” In that moment I knew that you were preparing yourself to die, with dignity.  A few seconds later the doctor said she needed another […]

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Remember, it was exactly two years ago when I asked you to go for a coffee with me. You refused to use the walking stick, and slowly made your way to the coffee shop around the corner.  You even insisted on me going ahead, ordering the coffee, while you went to the corner shop to […]

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I’ve been questioning my decisions, and ability so much lately that I find myself doubting who I am.  I have however come to realise that this self-doubt may very well be what I need to reflect upon my life right now.  In this very moment. There’s been so many drastic changes in my life these […]

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The many paths on my life’s journey presents me with some misty moments where there is no clarity as to where my path may end, or where the detours may take me. Experience has taught me to embrace this, to explore my emotions, and feel it’s refreshing touch, like the soft mist on my skin. […]

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Like the sunrise Always there, mystique Ever changing in its beauty Different yet the same Like the sunset Soft in its glow Swaying to the side Allowing the moon to shine Like raindrops on leaves Subtle as it nurtures Feeding growth Giving life An action in kindness A sound of care A touch of grace […]

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Lately I’ve sought your guidance and wisdom dad, but I’ve struggled to find you.  I’m having to practice so much restraint in my reactions to the constant onslaught from others.  Having to defend my character, my integrity, my ability and my neurodiversity in the face of ignorance and arrogance. There’s been days where I’ve felt absolutely […]

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Thinking back, unable to reconcile the present with his past. Born into a maze of uncertainty and inadequacy from a womb of inexperienced parenthood . . . A skyline of unplanned realities and shaded dreams, drifting through tomorrow – too caught up in his sorrow. The present forgotten, stuck in yesterday and fearing the many […]

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There was a time when I saw you as this knight in shining armour, my prince charming. A time before I lived and experienced the real world, and the people therein. Now, I see you as an ordinary person with an extraordinary character. A man with faults, weaknesses and possible baggage – because well, by […]

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There’s this depth of loneliness that has me feeling like I’m drowing in a pool of sorrow as I navigate parenting challenges that seem surreal. These days are seldom, but its intensity is long lasting. Like today, seeking refuge and comfort in a salty ocean breeze. A space where the wind could dry my tears […]

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I want to start off with some elegant wisdom to share with you, but then it hits me. Fuck it! My short-term memory is messed up due to an almost full-on autistic burnout and shutdown due to stressors and anxiety resulting in complete dysregulation which could no longer be masked.  This saw me being booked […]

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