Month: <span>May 2020</span>

Empty

October 21, 2020 3 Comments

Photo by Sarah Treanor (streanor.com) 23 May 2020 Empty. I am empty. I feel empty. Which one is it? Just empty. Running on Empty? No. Not even. A year ago I did a semi-marathon and it was at the end of one of the hardest weeks in my life (and I have had a shit […]

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New Love in the Time of COVID-19

October 21, 2020 1 Comment

Main picture courtesy of street artist Ruben Rojas, in Los Angeles 17 May 2020 How does a new relationship, even one that truly feels right, profound, rich, loving… how does it survive, how can it survive, in the time of COVID-19?  How can Zoom sessions, WhatsApp calls and texts, photos, and even the occasional letter, […]

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Multiple Versions of Mother’s Day

October 21, 2020 No Comments

10th May 2020 Today is Mother’s Day in North America. And, closer to home, in Switzerland too. The day during which, in former times, people congratulate mothers on being mothers. People bring their mums flowers, make them a meal, take them out for a meal. Or just call them and perhaps send them a card. […]

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Threadbare

October 21, 2020 1 Comment

Main Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash 3 May 2020 I am in a hard place. A fragile space. Hard and fragile. That sounds like “brittle”. That works too. The six weeks of “hard and fast and furious dates” between 27th March and 2nd May are finally over, culminating in Ben’s 21st birthday yesterday. I so wish he’d […]

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