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Category Archives: Love

One year

I’m dreaming of the traces that he left behind. Sight, sound, smell. It feels new. And painful all over again. Has it been one year already? How quickly time passes- but deep inside, the heart that was within me ceases to heal, continuing to bleed and putrefy with each passing day. Some days I laugh […]

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You…

Dominate my dreams. Make my toes tingle. Colour my cheeks. Cleanse my soul. Liberate my senses. Spill into my eyes. Make me weep. Believe that I am a faerie. Laugh with me. Trust my judgment. Hold my beating heart. Power my mind. You. You. You. What have you done? That I should become this pliable […]

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The Butterfly

…the quietude of the night. Her daughter sleeping soundly beside her, the occasional baby snore punctuating the stillness of the night, the hum of the air-conditioner purring in the room. Pachelbel’s Suite No. 1: Serenade played on her iPod. She pattered out into the living room, not understanding why (or perhaps she did) she had […]

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A different kind of birthday

I never was one who was big on birthdays. Not mine, at least. So what? What was there to celebrate in getting older? I didn’t achieve anything extraordinary. I made no discoveries important to mankind. I was just me. But he…. He’d be one of the first to remember. Weeks ahead. He’d call and “book” […]

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Cinderella Shampoo

My daughter has an obsession with princesses and fairy tales these days. She’s only 2 1/2 years old, but is already very independent and demanding, and definitely knows what she wants. Lately (and this is our fault as parents), we thought it’d be great if we introduced her to fairy tales. I bought 2 huge […]

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A present for my father

My brother and I decided that since our father, my beloved Daddy, seldom bought anything for himself (and instead, spent heaps on us and just kept giving and giving and giving his all to us), we thought that we’d give him a little treat. Daddy has a stash of expensive old liquor dating back to […]

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Love Letter

A love letter, written on 24 April 2000, from me to one ‘J’ [This is true, this is the actual letter that I sent him]. Dear J, This is an extremely difficult letter to write. First, because it deals with matters that require sensitivity on the reader’s part. Secondly, because I have already told this […]

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Romance

A surprise, he told me. I was shivering in excitement. I drove like a mad woman to the hotel. Eager to find out what he had in store for me. A little fiasco at the reception. I had no key access card. They gave it to me when I said his name. He made me […]

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Conditioning the mind- but the heart?

Conditioning. You must condition yourself to be prepared for the worst. So that you can handle it. So that it doesn’t come as a shock to you. Please don’t say that, Daddy. You know it needs to be said. That this is reality. I’m very happy that I’ve lived a good and full life. So […]

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Missing my husband

It never struck me until a few days ago, how dependent I am on my husband. Or rather, how much I value his company and his love. When we were through our whirldwind days of romance and courtship, we settled into a nice leisurely life together. And then E came along, and suddenly, my priorities […]

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