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Precious thing

I have a tendency to burn through things. I ‘ve alluded to this a few times here – I believed it was simply an occupational hazard of living in my brain. But I think I’m starting to understand something different. I don’t think the burnout is inevitable. I think it might be a side-effect of… Read More »Precious thing

Wordgame: Split

I have had two memorable experiences of a visceral split in my life. I’m not referring to a mere change in external factors, but rather a feeling deep within me of being torn asunder. The first, when Polaris disappeared, was abrupt, catastrophic and incomprehensible. The only way I could describe it at the time was… Read More »Wordgame: Split

The Next Source

My friends organised a virtual murder mystery party the other night, and I was assigned a flamboyant celebrity character to embody for the night. And, not long into the night, I thought, yes, I’ve missed this. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about certain aspects of myself that I have disowned over the years. One… Read More »The Next Source