They took his life and hers, and the child’s and they took ten thousand more, no, not ten, they multiplied this number again by ten and added to this and all the time we watched and noted the names and faces but there were so many in the end that we could no longer count or remember, and the people became like grains of sand on the shore but oh, how each one glittered there in its absolute perfection.

3 thoughts on “Life”

  1. Hi Bronwen,,

    Great to connect with you! I’m also in southern UK.

    I’m Jo – quirky artist, writer, traveller, mental health advocate, music lover, wild west nut intrigued by science, and renaissance soul with a potty sense of humour.

    Five years ago I began a three-year journey towards miraculous full recovery after thirty years of depression and anxiety – a medication crisis was the catalyst, I’ve never felt this good – and I’m chronicling the rebuild of my eclectic, creative and sometimes adventurous life on my blog, Creating My Odyssey

    By enormous good chance our wonderful neighbours introduced us to the brilliant mental health team, who, with a medication combination (known as California Rocket Fuel – love it!) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, brought me to where I am now. Which proves that provided sufferers know where to look, help is available. That’s the hard part, which shouldn’t be the case. Depression is one of the most treatable of mental health issues. I’m networking with individuals and creatives with mental health issues – depression in particular – and reaching people with a voice, in the hopes that sharing my experience will give hope. Also, I’m hoping to be a bit of a role model for my age group, the over sixties. Ageism is one of my pet hates.

    Less altruistically perhaps, Creating My Odyssey is a great vehicle for my creativity – writing (anecdotal articles and an epic novel) and art – and covers a myriad of eclectic subjects. I’m unleashing everything that was previously hidden under a bushel, and I’ve been interviewed and had articles published on mental health and general sites.

    I’ve also been writing my humongous novel forever, on and off, particularly during young parenthood and depression to help keep me sane. Alias Jeannie Delaney is the story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and also bisexual. Since my recovery I’ve screwe

    d up the courage to get it out there with the help of my soulmate Husband. I’m blogging about my slow but sure progress. I’ve had interviews about my fascination for the wild west, and appeared on a news item on UK television.

    I exchange links and guest posts with other bloggers, particularly on mental health matters, so if you’re interested, I’d love to hear from you. I also collaborate with creatives who suffer or have suffered from mental health problems, and exchange posts about creativity – whatever ideas anyone may have. I’m open to (almost) anything!

    Thank you so much for reading this preamble and all the rest!

    Jo, Hampshire, UK
    Ps: I was born confused and disorganised, so any lovely respondents be warned: I do sincerely want this but sometimes I have to be shouted at to gain my attention !

    1. Apologies for my tardy reply. I was away and then had some personal issues to deal with and did not check my messages. I’d be interested in exchanging some posts. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook. Best wishes, Bronwen.

      1. Hello Bronwen,

        I’m so sorry about my even later reply! My excuse is that I’m the most disorganised person I know. Working on that as we speak.

        And yes – I’d love to exchange blog posts. I’ll look you up on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you so much!

        Jo, Hampshire UK
        Creating My Odyssey – Liberating the Real Me After Thirty Years Of Depression and Anxiety

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