My name is Alison I am a Christian, I have faith and I was told to ‘turn the other cheek’.Over the last few months, I have struggled with turning my perfectly made up and highlighted cheek any other way but straight ahead. I decided that my anger and defiance enabled me to look straight ahead and lock my situation straight in the eye.
I realised that this went against everything I had been told or even believed but I am angry, wronged, and full of rage. Maybe you are reading this and wondering, maybe you are not. All I can tell you is that I am angry, I am human and I will deal with it.
There is two parts to Alison the ditzy joker, optimistic (on occasion) and the forever teenager. There is the other part of me that loves to be alone and deep in thought. As I have aged I found the ‘alone in thought’ persona occurs more often. It can be difficult when you are a parent to truly have that alone time especially with a larger than life 5-year-old. I often wait for the quiet moments when I am able to have some alone time, it is then that I enrich my soul in thought.
Hello!!! well as you can see it is that time again, and I am celebrating another year of life. I asked a few friends if they could tell me where the time had gone because I sure as hell didn’t know where it had disappeared to. Just as I thought, they were unable to tell me and I was left to collect my thoughts, whilst rocking by myself in a corner (I’m joking about the rocking part but you get my drift) . I spent most of the evening prior to my birthday listening to music enabling me to reminisce my school years transporting me to a time when music was at its best, it was a nice evening and I guess it left me warm and fuzzy inside. Continue reading “BIRTHDAY GREETINGS…..A Year older…wiser?”
The Gladiator walks into the arena amidst the baying crowds. The crowd is whipped into a frenzy, screaming, spitting, gums bearing, whilst obscenities litter the air. After what seemed like an hour, the commotion subsides, the Gladiator although standing tall, has a slight wilt to his frame. He is defiant, yet already somehow he is wounded, maybe a stray stone, maybe just by the constant verbal assault from the crowd.
After a short while, there is silence, clouds pass over the sun and the slight breeze has become stronger to almost gale force then all is still. The trap door containing the Lion opens and it strides out with purpose. Sweat dripping from the Gladiators brow drips into his eyes blinding him temporarily; it’s at this moment the Lion pounces. One strike and the Gladiator is mauled, he falls to the ground and the Lion stands triumphant. It is all over very quickly, just as it begun.
On occasion I find myself taking a stroll across Vauxhall Bridge to visit the Tate Britain. I like art, I am not a critique or anything like that….. I just enjoy looking at paintings from a time gone by. The Tate Britain is a favourite gallery of mine. Last Summer I spent many of my lunch breaks surrounding myself with all it had to offer.
Do you remember that advert circa 1990’s? It was the advert where numerous characters talked about their aspirations, using the simple sentence ‘I want to be…’ One of the individuals proclaimed ‘I want to be a treeeeee’! . I remember as a teenager we would all say that line in class which would result in us erupting into laughter. As funny as it was at the time; was wanting to become a tree really that farfetched? I mean what was exactly wrong with the guys aspirations? We all have to be something right?.
Hello all, wow it has been a minute, nearly a year in fact. I did promise to write more in 2015, and that failed dismally. I guess life got in the way, as well as 2015 being a huge distraction. It has been an interesting year not only for myself, but for friends and family. Personal changes have occurred in many peoples lives, some for the good, and some for the not so good, nonetheless the process of change has made us all stronger and more determined.