Welcome to 2017. I hope the new year is kind to you. Life stole a lot of my writing time in the second half of last year and my web site suffered as a result of the theft. I have now resolved to improve my writing-life balance, as Winter turns towards Spring
My poems are still here, as well as other writing. You will also find work by other writers, published and unpublished. The menu buttons should help you find your way round. Please contact me if you have a problem. They may have got a little rusty.
I am hoping to give my site a bit of a Spring Clean over the next few months – with the help of my much more expert ‘administrator’. Does anyone know of an any ‘patience’ enhancers? I expect he will need them having to work with me through the process.
Those of you who read my September entry will know that my eldest son suffered severe brain damage six months ago. He is now in what the consultant calls a state of ‘minimal consciousness’. We are now pretty sure he is aware of us; he can respond to some simple requests but this, his best way of communicating with us so far, is not consistent enough for us to be sure he actually is doing so. Life continues to be tough trek for us all.
My life, and that of all his family, has been changed radically. We make sure he gets daily visits and encouragement. The hospital staff have been wonderful – especially the therapists, nurses and doctors. They warn that this may only be a start to what might turn into a very long journey for us all – with no guaranteed outcomes. We plod on – hopeful most of the time, despairing sometimes.
As for me and my writing – I have managed to do bits and pieces (may even put a few poems on the site in the next week or so). I have managed to ‘escape’ into my novel writing now and then – thank goodness. Writing can help ‘soul’ healing…. at least for me. And, as I said at the start of this ‘welcome’ – one of my new year resolutions is to do more writing this year. Perhaps more than ever! Who knows?
Meanwhile, please feel free to send me some of your work if you would like me to publish it on my web site or just to get in touch .
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Pamela Gamesby, January 2017