Happiness had been knocking for a long time, but the door always remained closed. Now the feeling is folded on its knees scratching on the wood, all hopes of discovery gone. Sadness had won, laughing through the window at its brother’s skeleton. A single ray of sun danced on Happiness’ face. Hope was there. A … Continue reading Let Them In
Recently there has been a lot of change, shifts and transitions (insert a range of synonyms for ‘change’ all of which seem to apply in a different way). Life is flowing and I’m flowing with it. It has taught me the importance of letting things go. We tend to hold on to things, hold grudges, … Continue reading breaking barriers
At the beginning of the year I sat at home, all alone, with too many things on my mind so instead of spiralling into laziness I decided to take a short trip to a place I always wanted to go to. Brighton! Even though there were train strikes I somehow made it to Brighton without … Continue reading Brighton
She’s an aimless wanderer, her ashy hair tangling as she goes. Serenity is etched onto her face, a confusing state for other souls. Lonesome strides are a sinner’s game, her frequency higher, serene, not the same. Weltschmerz consumes her, yet she strides in spite. She runs with no aim, no thrive for perfection for the … Continue reading The Escape to Nowhere
That's something I loooove talking about. It'd probably be in the top 5 of my favourite conversational topics if I had such a ranking. And no, I'm not talking about punctuation. I'm talking about periods, cycles, menstruation, that time of the month, Niagra Falls... whatever you want to call it. Again and again I realise … Continue reading Period.
The last few weeks of 2016 were so extremely busy that I had trouble scheduling posts for The Scrape but I am back! 😀 I hope everyone has had a brilliant start to the new year and, of course, a lovely few days with family and friends. Like every year, January seems to be the month … Continue reading It’s 2017 – Goals?
Recently I have heard a lot about self-worth. We experience self-worth in some form or another and often take it completely for granted. I have watched people put themselves down or put others down without thinking much about it. Self-worth is the emotional value you attribute to yourself. And this is the important bit. YOU … Continue reading Take Care
Surrounded by a million faces, in a city of billion souls, yet a single heart spirals in dust. The world is full of fear, it is a currency, not a feeling, the standard demeanour. Hearts are weak, love is fault, feelings are shame, commitment revolt. I refuse to succumb, to give in to the pain. … Continue reading Poem: The Dark Side of the 21st Century
This should be a daily reminder, something to have tattooed on your arm. Choice. Nowadays we follow rules. All the time. Most often we don’t even notice it. It is normal and part of our daily lives. I am not talking about the law, that is a different matter, I’m talking about the rules of … Continue reading Choice.
Ever felt nervous about speaking publicly? Or in front of your class at school/ Uni? Yep, me too. A few years ago I could not speak one, single word in front of a group of people. I could not open my mouth. Now, I am quite alright with that. Sometimes I even enjoy presentations, crazy, … Continue reading Nervous