Everytime I’ve come across an English speaker here in Europe, the initial question sometimes delivered with shock has been, “You speak English?” Without skipping a beat, the answer has always been, “Yes […]
Mourning has broken; grief in time of travel.
How does grief in time of travel feel? It feels sad, a scary lonely place you wouldn’t wish on anyone. There’s panic and the feeling that your life will […]
A bitter sweet goodbye!
You know you’re a seasoned city dweller when you’ve attended just two village funerals your entire life. Mum’s village funeral is the second for me, my brother’s was the first. Our road […]
Farewell mum…till we meet again!
There’s a line in the book, “The fault in our stars,” that I find myself recalling during this trying time. It reads, ‘Then I realized that there was no one else to […]
Macabre freak exhibition or a study of the human anatomy?
The prospect of dying has always seemed frightening if not enigmatic, subject to varying interpretations and descriptions, the avoidance of a direct mention but rather safely enclosed in euphemisms like “kicked the […]