This birth mum Thing

My last post on this matter was written when I was in emotional pain. Despite its somewhat irrational nature it was still true to what I was feeling in that moment and to pretend I am always feeling mature about things would be horribly untrue. I don’t like untruths. So I recovered from the pain.…

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To All Year Twelve Students

   “I’m an old man now. I’ve lived a long and difficult life filled with so many misfortunes, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain   When a writer writes a line that hangs around a long time, it is because there is a truth within that touches us all. When I first read these…

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To Finalize the Mum thing.

  She is gone. No contact. Her choice. The irony of it being the second time she has made this choice is all too evident in my head. Which evokes the last words my mother who adopted me spoke in my ear. “I have no daughter”. Which evokes a feeling of sadness intense.   Of…

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SILENCE & SECRETS

I grew up in the era of silence regarding child-abuse, rape, abuse of ‘wards of the state’, wife-beating, gay-bashing/murdering. In the main, the non-abusers kept the secrets of the abusers.  The adults kept up a social facade of ‘acceptability’; the parents, the nuns & brothers, the businessmen;  whilst behind closed doors they were deeply damaged people…

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