Light and Smoke
I wake earlier these morning. It's dark at 4am; and the quiet I have always loved to write in seems very noisy.
I move to my kitchen and light a stick of Santo Palo.
As I use my breath to fuel the reddened embers and note the steady stream of fluid smoke lifting.... I take a turn about my house and name what I so fortunate to have.
'Couch = rest.....'
'Fridge = nourishment....'
'Balcony = access .... to the outdoors...'
when i come to my bed I note a creeping desire .
'Bed = passion.... touch..... sex.....'
this not the actual state of things at this time for me as a single woman. But i let the smoke tussle with the folds of my sheets.It is good to think on 'one day'. I am not defeatist. I believe in future.
Frankie's Story ask Ross Jenkins from BLOOM BOY 5 Tips for Now.
One of my all time favourite movie.
I could watch it everyday and never get bored or fail to laugh.
It's such a hilarious and fiery rom-com and anyone from an Italian family, or married into one like I am, will know how perfect it is!
It's 80's it's Cher ....... What's not to like?!
Feeling especially grateful for family and the little things!
Once again, my Victoria is going into lockdown for 7 days and whilst some of us are entering a holiday, some of us have PTSD, so be super mindful of those around you at this point in time.
I have been ringing around to all my pals and family to check that they are ok.
For my daughter Frankie, last year was traumatic to her development.
It sparked, depression and all that goes along with that.
It has been hard on so many and we can not underestimate the value of our Mental Health Services.
This is an area that is not easy to navigate but a few things that I learnt on this journey, I would love to share as it helped beyond measure.