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Year 10

It’s almost the end of yet another year. Time keeps ticking away. In September, we marked nine years of life without Clea. Soon it will be Christmas and in less than one month, Clea would be 16 years old. Clea … Continue reading

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Companion of my soul

It is unusual for me to be home alone with my own thoughts but today is one of those days. My husband and our sons have gone to Sydney on a bus to play Auskick at half-time during the game … Continue reading

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Of windmills and windsocks

Windmills and Windsocks The sun is shining The breeze is blowing The windmills twirl And the windsocks blow All is quiet And she bends to brush the dirt She sweeps it away to tidy the small plaque That bears the … Continue reading

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The Pink Pebble

We collect things for Clea. We all do. Everywhere we go, we bring things home for Clea. We collect coral from the sands of Lalomanu in Samoa where she died. We collect shells and pebbles from the beaches we visit … Continue reading

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Talofa Samoa

Calendars mark the passing of time. They mark special days and events on the horizon. There is a calendar on the wall in Clea’s room. This calendar is from Samoa. Each month, as with all calendars, the images change. This … Continue reading

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Alien Existence

“You are an alien everywhere, because alienation is something you carry inside yourself, and all you can do is fashion little enclaves and try to live inside them.” George Johnston, Clean Straw for Nothing p. 284. There have been times … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread House

Clea’s friend, Laura, has made us a gingerbread house. She painstakingly erected it from a kit with the help of her mother who held the walls together while the icing was setting. Her father was even called on to assist … Continue reading

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