Backtracking steps on a foot-printed map

Spotting what makes us ourselves is not easy. We take ourselves pretty much as given and don’t give it a second thought. Sometimes, though, reflection upon why we happen to be who we are unexpectedly forces its way through. It’s not easy.

Of coco-pops, bruises and mathematics

Childhood memories stick around. They hide for years, under your skin, deep and out of  view; but they’re always there. Some time ago, I found myself musing over breakfast wares at the supermarket, weighting options. An isle I’ve regularly perused, weekly or so, without nothing more noticeable happening than eventually making my mind up over…

25 years of goodbyes, and I still don’t get it

The first thing I learned about goodbyes I learned as a child, and it’s that no matter how conscious and prepared you feel, you’re never truly ready “Missing” is the feeling we get from the projection onto the future of something that was and no longer is, or will soon no longer be. Goodbyes do…