Missing Mother

Breaking News:  Reports of a possible missing person.  A stay-at-home mother from Sydney’s Insular Peninsula appears to have disappeared. The missing mother is known as a woman who quietly and boringly got on with her life as a housewife and children’s Uber driver.  She was not known as social, being as she was mostly stuckContinue reading “Missing Mother”

In hot pursuit of passion

So ladies, we’ve now “got it all”.  Someone burned a bra and we can be CEO’s, mothers, revolutionary’s, and expert children’s party crafters. But so many women are not happy with this. They are trying to cut back on hobbies, friends or even family in an effort to calm a chaotic life.  They meditate onContinue reading “In hot pursuit of passion”

Main character: Glorious in leopardprint

I found myself buying all sorts of patterned clothes with the gift vouchers I received for my 41st birthday the other day. And I thought, Is a shell suit coming next? “Stand back and look at your characters.” This advice, received in a writing course in the lead up to this birthday, rang in myContinue reading “Main character: Glorious in leopardprint”

I Stand For Mercy

I stand for mercy.  We knew what that meant up til the early hours of this morning:  Forgive them.  Is that the most heartbreaking thing about this, today?  That forgiveness is not something humankind does?  That we do not look beyond the crime, to see the redemption?  Or is it the sense of injustice?  ThatContinue reading “I Stand For Mercy”

Mindlessness

Mindfulness and meditation.  It helps a world wide web worth of things, especially, I am told, with writing. Writer’s block? Meditate. Creative juices goneski? Meditate.  So I have decided I need to learn it. Especially at the moment because I have four little ones who are behaving like someone else’s children. You know, that naughtyContinue reading “Mindlessness”

An uncomfortable silence?

 My new job was not a comfortable one. I learnt that every minute a human was being sold into unspeakable brutality.  Every minute that I sat at my clean, new desk, drinking my murky but hot coffee, with my body, completely intact. Every minute I slept in my enormous bed.  Every minute I complained aboutContinue reading “An uncomfortable silence?”