A beautiful goodbye

Homeopathy, London, Skype, grief, loss, depression, anxietyThis week I spent a day out in Oxfordshire at the funeral of a dear friend’s mother.

I was glad to have the chance to attend.

It was a beautiful service in a small village church.

The coffin was a woven basket, with a garland of white roses and greenery around it.

We sang simple hymns that reminded me of my childhood and recited the Lord’s Prayer.

There was a reading from Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, a book I’ve not yet read. It reminded me how much I used to love reading classics. I’m going to look for a copy in my local Buddhist charity bookshop.

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Memories on Mother’s Day

 

homeopathy, self-care, grief, loss, sadness

I’m writing this from a café in Dublin. I’m here to DJ at Fair City Blues, one of my favourite weekend blues music and dance events.

I didn’t realise I was going to be away for Mother’s Day. I don’t think my family mind too much. I know I’ll find a card and some flowers to welcome me home tomorrow.

As a child, I remember making cards with flowers made out of tissue. Sometimes we even made bunches of flowers with pipe cleaner stems. We would always visit my grandmothers on Mothering Sunday, as they both lived nearby.

Today I’m sitting in this café thinking about the mother figures I’ve had in my life, and reflect on how they influenced me.

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