‘You won’t love me if I tell you the truth about me’.
‘I can’t love you if you don’t.’
I can’t remember the first lie I ever told. I can’t remember how I learned it, or the exact moment the idea came into my head to choose to construct a little fiction instead of telling the truth. I’m certain I knew I was about to get into trouble for something I’d done, and that punishment was one I wanted to avoid at all costs. Continue reading
Have you ever noticed how often it’s the people who declare unfaltering honesty who have the most practice telling half-truths?
And how the people who deliberately pick at the faults of others to shame them are the same people who haven’t yet learned to accept their own shortcomings? Continue reading
I have been cleaning out my home office lately. This is my fifth attempt and it was going okay until I unearthed some old notebooks that I had put in a ‘to look at later and then possibly discard’ pile. Some were from high-school, a couple were from my university days and one was from … Continue reading
Fear (n) An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm.
That’s the dictionary definition of fear according to Oxford Dictionaries. I know because I looked it up and I looked it up because I was having a really hard time trying to explain what it was.
Fear: It conjures up different associations for all of us. For some people… Continue reading
If you have been anywhere near a television, computer, phone, or newspaper recently, you would have heard of a little (massive) conflict that is raging like an inferno in Gaza.
It has become a regular feature of daily news headlines, in the radio, on your tv, on your facebook news feed: talk of the violence in the Middle East has quickly swelled from a murmur to a raucous conversation. And everybody is getting involved. Continue reading
You don’t have to hide from me, when you’re tired and worn-out.
Life sets such a demanding pace, and keeping up with it can take its toll. When the tiredness starts to settle within you, making you heavy and slow, please don’t turn from me … Continue reading