As you know, I am on a journey to reach my reading goal for the year. For those who’ve just joined in, you can read part one, here; but here is the second instalment to what I’ve been flicking through. Warning, minor spoilers ahead!Read More »
A common thread I see a lot, and I am not sure if it’s ‘Blue Car Syndrome’* or not, but there seems to be such a negative steer against those with disabilities. Particularly, those who are considered ‘ambulant’ disabled*. Since my diagnosis in 2019, I’ve had a lot of this negativity pointed directly at myself so I wanted to set the record straight on what it looks like to be disabled.Read More »
My partner and I were talking today about people’s opinions when it came to disability. Talk of how law should change to reflect and encompass what it means to be ‘differently abled’ and how that affects how you’re seen to others. Most importantly how you’re seen to those who aren’t walking a mile in your shoes.Read More »
I forgot the other half of me,
The one who hurts and cries at night,
I wish I knew how to heal,
Is it just enough to still be breathing?
Are we a storm over an ocean?
Drifting further apart,
I just wish you would hold me again,
But I’m in this boat alone,
You’ve disappeared once more on the wind.
I don’t want to say goodbye,
It feels too soon,
We didn’t have enough time,
Why do you have to leave me?
You chose her,
Neither of us knew,
We just papered over the cracks,
Sinking deeper into an abyss,
I knew we could never survive that,
Not after you stopped holding my hand.
The feel of your kiss on my lips,
Your arms around my waist,
Those whispered conversations,
To daydream of those moments,
Makes counting down the days easier.
I could get lost in them,
Find new shores,
The promise of adventure,
A bliss I never knew.
I am happy,
That’s enough for me,
To sit and be,
With a smile,