July Is The New August

The change of the month, from July 31 to August 1, marks the beginning of the end of my girl. I walk a little heavier, I speak a little softer and my days of seemingly untainted joy start spreading further apart. August brings some of  my most favourite days, but it is also the prologue to watching my daughter leave … More July Is The New August

Dinner For Nine

I stood at the head of the table, wondering where to begin. I looked around at all the things I had come to know with such intense intimacy, but I still had no idea how they would react; I didn’t even know how to address them. I cleared my throat, but the dull roar of voices … More Dinner For Nine

Why We Have To Get Lost, Before We Can Be Found

You know that feeling of not belonging? Not the kind you understand, like accidentally walking into the men’s change room, but that deep down kind that you are only vaguely aware of. The kind that makes your heart sink a little for no reason, or feel a pang of guilt or disappointment. It’s the feeling of forgetting … More Why We Have To Get Lost, Before We Can Be Found