How Badly Adapted We Are to Life on Earth We’re used to singing the praises of the human mind and body: these are, from many perspectives, truly astonishing pieces of engineering. We have brains capable of doing fractal equations, translating Finnish into Bengali and performing La Traviata – and bodies that can scale the Matterhorn, … Continue reading Some of Why Life is so Hard…
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I’ve come to regard closure as I regard fairies or unicorns. Lovely to talk about and even to hope for but not real. Some people say it exists but who knows really. It’s as if regret and open wounds are potholes in the timeline of life that we’d like to just cover and no longer … Continue reading Closure and Other Fairy Tales
The weather is cooler; the days are shorter and in my family, this year, it turns out that this means illness passes through the house like rapidly cycling flash floods. We are bleary eyed, hot then cold, irritable, weary, achy and mean. A teacher of mine told me “sickness regresses you emotionally, don’t make any … Continue reading The Great Game
Not an appropriate title for a professional, I know. However it is the pervasive feeling here in the south this time of year, when the demands of life remain the same but the world around us begins to close in. I feel it in my bones, the deep heated heaviness, it seeps in my brain … Continue reading Dragging Ass