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The Sweet In The Sour

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The real tragedy is not that we experience things that are less than savoury - this is life, it involves loss, pain, sadness, surprisingly hard circumstances and things beyond our control. The real tragedy is when in the face of the darker side of encounters with life we stop hoping, stop voicing, stop expressing and stop encouraging. Life almost stole my voice but I’m taking my silent battle to my audible platform and saying a clear - NO.  .  . . Somewhere between the loss of loved ones to death under 30, watching others’ hearts break in ways that...

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Looking Forward to Looking Back

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Do you remember when you thought you might never breathe properly again? That it would always hurt? That you would always know exactly where your heart was located because of that incessant pain in your chest, lump in your throat and nausea in the pit of your stomach? Do you remember when you thought that life could not possibly go on? Heartbreak hurts. Whether it occurs in the form of the loss of a relationship, the loss of a person or the loss of something else one holds dear – it hurts. Initially it consumes...

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Mind the Gap (between) Life & Death

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A heart-wrenching scream escaped from her lips as she crumbled to the floor. She could not tell if her legs had given way or if she had landed there on purpose. Her phone, the culprit, lay discarded beside her, screen cracked and a flickering ominous blue light in place of her screensaver. She did not care. She pushed it under the edge of the black velvet couch and held her heavy head in her feeble hands. He was dead. He was gone. Someone, she could not even remember who, had just called to confirm. She had...

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