The Swansong Project

“In a song there is a soul that is eternal.” Ben Buddy Slack watched his grandmother Teresa (my aunt) deteriorate due to Alzheimer’s. “Towards the end me and my uncle sang her favourite songs to her. She was pretty unresponsive because she had Alzheimer’s – but when we began to sing she kind of lit up and started tapping her […]

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Hugs from the Universe

I want to say a big “thank you” to everyone who commented on my post This Too Shall Pass. I really appreciate your kindness. You have been a HUGE support. The week my sister passed away, I won two beautiful prizes from great blogging friends. The first came from ThoughtsnLife Blog I have been following Bella’s inspirational blog from the […]

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The Rock

The Cross atop The Rock at Kerrytown On 11 January 1939, The Virgin Mary appeared on top of a rocky outcrop in Kerrytown, Co. Donegal, to Teresa Ward aged 15. Her sister Mary aged 19, had accompanied her outside but was inside an outhouse when Teresa first witnessed the vision. Mary thought Teresa was play acting at first but she […]

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This Too Shall Pass

On Friday my sister passed away after a relatively short illness. It was a very powerful reminder of how fragile life can be… I wrote this poem several years ago, seated beneath a giant bell that faces a local graveyard. For Whom The Bell Tolls Seagulls scream overhead, Above the mighty bell, While Inis Caorach lies silent, Between two stone […]

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Artist’s Dates

Today’s excerpt from my memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow”, recounts how I found my voice, after reading Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”. “One of the many books I read around this time was Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Julia suggested a series of writing and other creative exercises designed to unblock potential artists, writers, […]

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