A walking juxtaposition

“My glasses are dirty, hang on,” Lis says as she takes them off, “I was going to clean them while I was upstairs having a nervous wee but I forgot.”  She cleans them with her t-shirt, making small talk about how the glasses she’s wearing are at least 3 prescriptions old, before putting them backContinue reading “A walking juxtaposition”

COVID-19 – end of lockdown (NZ)

It’s like the end of an era. A friend said, “it feels a bit sad almost, like it’s the end to an exceptional time.” He’s not wrong. We went into the heavily restricted Level 4 lockdown when there were only a few cases in New Zealand and no deaths. Compared to the rest of theContinue reading “COVID-19 – end of lockdown (NZ)”

A musing on relationships

Recently I’ve had cause to think about [romantic] relationships and my perspective on them, and I’ve been asked to share them. (Just to be clear, this is my perspective.) Society mainly seems to define a successful relationship by it’s longevity, doesn’t it? No thought of whether it’s happy, or functional, or healthy. Just long.  FindContinue reading “A musing on relationships”

A year in people #77 – Marsha

As I saw her come through the airport arrival gates, my eyes filled with tears and my throat burned; it took all I had to not burst into a massive pile of sobs and snot. A massive wave of relief and emotion rushed over me. The last time we’d seen each other was when I’dContinue reading “A year in people #77 – Marsha”

A year in people #76 – future me

I’m taking requests of people to write about in September and one of my friends asked if I’d write a post about myself. Hmmmm that’s not really the point, but I guess I did put it out there. I asked him in what context. “Not sure really. A bit of self reflection… How you seeContinue reading “A year in people #76 – future me”

A year in people #75 – Nate

Every day Nate laughs and shakes his head at me. Mainly because every day I generally ask him the same things (how was your evening) and say the same stuff (isn’t today a GREAT day?) in a very enthusiastic manner. I’m sure he finds me mildly annoying. Every new starter is given a tongue-in-cheek-but-is-it-really NateContinue reading “A year in people #75 – Nate”