You pass them on the street. Every day. The lonely. The hurting. The victims and the guilty. The starters and the finishers. We all carry pain but for some it weighs more. You can't always see the tears or hear the cries, they're good at hiding it. They seem at peace so we walk on … Continue reading The Hidden Pain
If you're having a bad day or just need cheering up then here is a flower, preserved in ice, sent from me to you. The daffodils are at their best at the moment. The ice respresents how cold it has been in the UK since Easter.
I've just realised that i have been retired for 6 months. In some ways a long 6 months, in other ways it has gone fast. I haven't done half of what i should have done and even less of what i've wanted to do. Coronavirus has kept us pinned down and despite coming through the … Continue reading 6 Months Retired
Last Christmas i wrote a piece looking at the worst things about xmas, arguing that it has become irrelevant and outdated in the 21st century. https://iansimpsonphotography.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/is-christmas-still-relevant/ Twelve months on and the momentous events of this year have forced me to rethink my comments. While i stand by my sentiments from 12 months ago i also … Continue reading Why we NEED Christmas in 2020
I suffer with anxiety a lot. Worrying about anything and everything. "Will the car start ?" "Am i ill ?" "What if this happens ?" "How do i avoid danger ?" Fighting it with rational thought takes energy, lots of it. Hence i am always tired which makes me think i'm ill. And so the … Continue reading What does panic feel like ? and how can you cope with it.