Whistling In The Wind

You don’t need to be on the same wavelength to succeed in marriage. You just need to be able to ride each other’s waves.

~ Toni Sciarra Poynter

It is difficult to describe my feelings in the weeks running up to our wedding. A mixture of joy and apprehension, relief and anxiety. Joy and relief because we were finally getting married. Apprehension and anxiety about what lay in store for us. Continue reading



I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
― Jorge Luis Borges

Reading has always been my passion. When I was a child, there was always a pile of books on the floor of my bedroom until, when it was in danger of toppling over, my father built a special bookshelf above my bed. My sister and I would borrow books on a regular basis from our local library— our trips there a weekly treat. Continue reading

Tired Of Waiting

It’s hard being left behind. It’s hard to be the one who stays.
― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

I seem to have spent half my life waiting. Not the kind of waiting that brings a sense of calm, of nature taking its course, of things expected — the kind that is soothing to the mind and balm for the soul. No, for me, it was the kind of waiting during which a rising tide of panic would make me feel as though my insides were being twisted in a vice. Continue reading