thank you Mr Busch…

What just does not make any sense to me: is how my mind will try and regulate my feelings based on some ill-conceived logic. Sure the psychology textbooks will parrot out that it’s a coping mechanism all designed to protect my ego blah, blah, blah… Is it really that helpful to disregard feelings of loss due to some bogus self-protection concept that there is some hierarchical response to grief? I have tried largely to ignore my emotional response to the death of my best friend’s father based on the notion that he wasn’t my Dad, that I hadn’t seen him … Continue reading thank you Mr Busch…

maybe we should all be praying for time…

George Michael has died (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou). Is there going to be a last minute rush on, from other famous people in the closing days of 2016? Some big names have retired from life this year. I fell asleep to the music of George Michael on Boxing Day. I think it was a best of album. The music was coming from a stranger’s house several doors down from my dad’s unit. I wonder what the residents of this Kingscliff street were thinking? For me I was pleased to be listening to a collection of songs that could one day be … Continue reading maybe we should all be praying for time…

Dying to know

Have you had the conversation? If you are an Australian, than statistically you have not.  Now this topic is not a conversation starter that you should necessarily try out on a first date- if for some reason you do and you manage to secure yourself a second date then good on you! But I am thinking ease into the big questions until our society catches up. If you are at a BBQ maybe don’t start the night off talking about death- or dying because you will be acused of bringing down the mood and making people feel awkward. It is … Continue reading Dying to know