It took me a while to comprehend the early hullabaloo around social distancing. Having long ago already built a life around suddenly not being able to leave the house for 3-6 weeks my initial response was: “Wha? Doesn’t everybody have a five week reserve of toilet paper?” In weirdly good(?) timing, something went terribly wrong … More What Chronic Illness Has Taught Me Might Help You Stay Sane in a Pandemic
“Ask me if I am a tree…” in my teen years this was my best friend’s favourite riddle. The answer is: “no.” Yeah… I still don’t get it either; but when you’re hopped up on slurpies and skittles things are funny even if you don’t know why. Questionable humour aside, this may be my new … More Ask Me if I am a Tree
I always think I’ll write when I’m on holidays, but don’t. I’m discovering vacation is just a different kind of busy and am finally learning to give up on all prospects of being productive. Upon returning, I somehow got it into my head I MUST DO ALL THE THINGS I had not done in the … More Busy v Happy – a graph
Though I have my own tradition of post-Christmas meltdowns, I think it’s a rather universal thing. There’s even a name for it: Blue Monday – that day in January when all the excitement of the holidays has worn of, the bills have started to come in, and months of Winter darkness have taken their toll. But … More ToV 16 – January Blues? Find your Centre!
One of the sticks I use to measure just how excellent I am being to myself is how often I compose in my head (and jot down!) little bits of poetry. Getting it together to actually post here as a Sohbet is A+ gold-star life management. What poetry actually measures for me is life-saturation of … More Poetry as a Metric