Hi! Welcome to Book Tuesday. This is the final instalment of Martha. Continue reading
I wrote a short story about about a daughter following her mother’s final days on earth and how quickly the time elapsed. From one month, it turned to far less. How ironic is it that after writing this book nearly twenty years ago, I am living the nightmare? Continue reading
Soft and plush
Why the tear?
Bird is still here
No point in weeping yet
With nothing to fear.
Why the cry?
Birdseed in your eye?
Save it for when she really
Starts to die!
Copyright held by Eloise De Sousa(2015)
Pic courtesy of weheartit.com
I usually have my coffee date with you on a Monday, but I missed you so much I thought it would be okay to meet a day earlier. My hot chocolate is pretty weak today and something stronger is required. It’s Easter and I haven’t even wished you yet,so Happy Easter!! How was your weekend so far? Did you get a break? Continue reading
“Hello Bird! I hear you’ve been naughty again!” I said.
“No I have not and I’m NOT going to the hospital!” was her welcoming reply. Continue reading
Trapped in a skin now slack
Barely enough movement in my back
Crowing noise is all I can say
To greet you through the day
Faces come and go
No kind word left to show
This fading memory
Of what I used to be. Continue reading
Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. For many, it will be the start of fasting and giving up something enjoyable for the next forty days. I stopped doing that a long time ago.
Instead, I prefer to try taking up something that will help others, be it volunteering, praying more (for others!), giving away necessary things for others in need or trying to say more positive things to others and avoid gossip. Sacrificing my favourite sweet or meat (namely Biltong!) leaves me craving and unhappy and I tend to forget the whole reason behind the sacrifice. I don’t like that feeling and would rather embrace something that brings me closer to my faith.
Unfortunately this week will not see me eating sweets as it is Ash Wednesday and I will probably be at the hospital with my mum where I refrain from eating or drinking anything (Germs! Germs! Germs!). My little miracle mother is getting better, contrary to the constant message of her impending death from her consultant. Strangely enough I haven’t seen him since her improvement, though I’m sure he will come tell me that he is happy with her recovery and as he told me, it could happen! Won’t be the first time this has happened. If she regresses again, well I will shake his hand and tell him he called it. Can’t do much more than that.
Wishing you all a positive Lent and enough stamina to stay the course if you do decide to give something up.
Love and blessings to you all.
Books and Stuff
Drawing a line through 50
Inspiring the Uninspired
Folkore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World
Faith, Cookery, and Travel [and a bit of life in general]
Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.