Butterflies

“Pay attention to the great metallic blue butterfly”, the shaman said to me when I told him I was about to visit my sister in Suriname, South America, “when you are in the rainforest, follow its trail. They have a pathway they never leave, follow that one and you will...

A Suitable Book

I parked my car in a part of a neighbouring town I did not know very well. I needed a walk; I had some relationship issues and I felt I had to to clear my head. The weekly market was held in the centre of town and that’s where I was heading for. A few days ago...

The Gap

After my mother’s burial, we came together on this warm summer’s day to celebrate her life. The restaurant and terrace stood on the edge of a nature reserve, the same beauty spot my father proposed to my mother 63 years ago. Not long after everybody had...