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Acts of Kindness

Hold the Space with Me

In my family, the request, “Hold the space with me”, encompasses a variety of needs, which I will unravel in the context of our family dynamic. Originally, the expression arose as a response to a question from my husband and my practice of ‘being of benefit’ to our family. To set the course for our… Read More
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Gary and the Trombone

My husband, Gary, is a musician who has been involved, in some way, with music throughout his life. As a Senior, he recently announced that he was taking up the trombone! His first instrument is the guitar, followed by keyboard and voice. He has had no formal music tuition; he was attracted as a teenager… Read More
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Do You Need a Doorstop?

Earlier this year our daughter started the next chapter of her life, which involved moving out of home and commencing her university degree. Understandably there was excitement, trepidation, and a roller coaster of emotions in the lead up to the big move. Fortunately, for my wife and I, our daughter was quite clear on what… Read More
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Lindsay and the Magpies

Lindsay is a person who features in my walks on a Saturday. He is 86 years old and sets up his wares on the nature strip in front of the block of units in which he lives. His wares are predominately the plants he has propagated from cuttings. Is it a Pelargonium or a Geranium… Read More
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You Just Wait There

While walking recently, as I was crossing the road, I noticed a small plush teddy bear lying in the middle of the road. Clearly it had been dropped (thrown?) out of a pram and a busy, distracted carer had kept walking to reach the safety of the other side and hadn’t noticed. My first instinct… Read More
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The Boy in the Window

Every day I set out on my walk around the block. I love to walk but I am also conscious these days that I need to walk. My fitness, for the life I lead, and my sense of wellbeing rely upon me keeping moving. My daughters gifted me a fitbit last Christmas, and my modest… Read More