Memory treasures: Photos

Some of ideas for those living with loss, on the theme of “continuing bonds” It is now generally accepted amongst many professionals involved with grief support that maintaining a relationship – albeit changed – with the deceased loved one is an appropriate and healthy response to bereavement. I’ve written about this earlier, contrasting “continuing bonds”…

Griefbursts: Moments of mad grief

A personal commentary on the experience of grief I was thrust down memory lane today, for an occasion when I wasn’t even present but I have a fairly clear idea of what happened. I know the soundtrack. I know the place. I know the outcome. And in that moment, all the being busy and productive,…

Pax is 38 today! Happy Birthday!

Pax was born punctually on schedule on 3 January 1982 in Karachi, Pakistan (where I’d been teaching English with my first husband) Pax is 38 today. Hard to believe. I imagine he’s medium height, average build, still with that smile and somewhat cheeky eyes. But I don’t know for sure what an adult Pax looks like,…