Tuesday, 28 April 2015

all in

Was trying to explain to my children the
difference between cohabitation and marriage.
It's the sense of "burning the ships" isn't it?
The finality?

Monday, 27 April 2015

shoe crisis

Having spent all of March barefoot or in the
flimsiest of sandals, my feet are rebelling.
Even my tried and true Converse feel constraining.
For years, I've aimed to wear wide toe, zero drop, thin shoes 
because I fear losing the strength and mobility of my feet.
As a result, my feet are getting wider (and stronger)!
Foot health is key to good alignment and mobility.

Friday, 24 April 2015


Those around me unanimously dislike these shoes.
I have mixed feelings.
Ugly, comfortable, durable, inexpensive (£2) 
and somehow charming (to me).

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


I've always felt friction between security and adventure;
seems like my personality precariously balances between extremes.
Security has won, but the other side of me wonders
about the road not taken. Parenting surely has tilted
me towards making conservative choices, but there are 
all those parents who toss caution to the wind and
travel around the world with wee ones in tow…
It has required conscientious thought to tamp
down impetuous self. 

Is this a common dichotomy?
Or do others mostly lean towards security or adventure?
Or do some simply not consciously think about it?

Friday, 10 April 2015

I've realised all the counting, curating, thinking
about my possessions and wardrobe is
really an attempt to feign control of my life.
It's obsessive and scarily similar to anorexia.
And yet it's soothing, and thankfully,
not harmful (perhaps annoying), so 
I don't think I will (can) stop.