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Time passes

I can’t remember your name, the Boxer said. I laughed, it doesn’t matter.
No go on tell me, she insisted, struggling into the adapted shower that is now woefully inadequate for her, letting the water run till it was hot.  Neither of us were distressed by this first major lapse. That’s right she said repeating it when I told her.
I should have lied and claimed to be either of my sisters, I realised too late. A cruel experiment perhaps to see if she truly had misplaced me.
From there it was business as usual and she was indulgent of bungled attempts to make the process easy. Ah well.
The old beam of pleasure  at the arrival of my beautiful daughter, youth personified: charm, grace and ease, to say goodbye before her long journey home and a moment of realisation when they kissed, all right Grandma?
Not only might this be their last, but this scenario would repeat as it had for aeons generation after generation.

¬†Goodbye to All That


Just occasionally, anti brexit feeling reveals itself in a little pocket of rebellion. (I notice with a hollow laugh that a little red line appears under the word brexit as if even the cloud thinks it’s invalid). At a concert overhearing pent up anger and the usual follow up, ‘what can we do about it, we’ll just have to wait and see.’

I said ‘sorry to listen in, but shouldn’t we be strident and try to find a way out of this mess? Isn’t it time for world unity never mind European, working together to overcome the major problems besetting us,global warming, and humanitarian crises of un imaginable ghastly proportions (yes migration, Syria, hunger)

A few iniquitous politicians, including David Cameron who simply bu….ed off and was never heard of again, took it upon themselves to destabilise their whole country and butterfly like, the whole world.

Why should brexit mean brexit when all other slogans used to persuade the populace, especially the one on the side of the brexiteers’ bus claiming enormous sums of money better spent on the NHS disappeared to Europe with no return at all, were out and out lies?’

It didn’t help any. Apparently we just have to stand by, let it go and say goodbye to all that.