Forgiveness, One. Friendship, None.

After a busy day at work, today I chose to do some self-reflective practice and gave myself time to remember the raw emotion I was feeling after a person who had hurt me asked that we try to be friends. This came as a shock and I was confused at the time. The emotions were…

The Barnum Effect: What Do ‘I’ Want?

I felt my heart skip a beat, from anxiety really as the nausea lowered my blood pressure that suddenly darkened the bright space around me. The skin on her soft cheeks looked like overripe garnet plums that with one wrong touch could peel right off, her ageing lips muttering words I did not want to…

Can Anybody Hear Me?

“Can anybody hear me?” I turn and peer into the darkness, My mind a little weary. The altitude kaleidoscope the chorus Of a formless song. Sing, “I’m here. I’m here.” The volcanic light beneath my feet, Erupting smoke pirouettes over me. A gentle hand, a stroke across the cheek. “Mother? Is that you?” Succumbed to…

The Tree of Life

Her stained toes clutch to the narrow cliff-edge. Prepared, crumbled stone trickle softly down the overhang. Tap tap tap, a musical echo drops like blood from the crucified lesions punctured over her crown. “Go!” the cruel wind blows, his arm the hem of her dress pointing east, a guide to follow the stones. A cool sting…

Forgiveness: The Book of Jonah

It is incredibly difficult finding forgiveness that sometimes even the suggestion can be so unsettling it can arouse hate or anger and indeed those emotions can empower a victim, making it far easier to cope with the pain. When one is hurt, the value of their identity and humanity is taken away from them by the…