Author Archives: Helen

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.

Priestesses

The priestesses haunt my dreams. they always have, even when I was a child. I do not know when I first saw them, when my parents first took me to a ritual, it is too long ago to recall. I … Continue reading

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Portal

Mommy disappeared into the portal on Saturday. Daddy said he thought she didn’t mean too, but she did anyway. Mommy often did things she didn’t really mean to, it was one of her things. One of Daddy ‘s things was … Continue reading

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My Story

Everyone has a story so they say And this may be as it is But be that as it may It does not follow here That any need agree Another’s point of view Means anything to me Or that I … Continue reading

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Identity

I’ve heard that in ancient times identity counted for something. Drones in the hive sometimes speak of it, the concept of individual thought or action, not aligned to the collective goal. It sounds a quaint concept at times, like an … Continue reading

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Eye

What do I spy With my little eye? The food on my table The day that you die What do I see Running from me? A sheer delicacy Waiting to flee Reptilian cold I am so old Your fortune told … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Notice

We didn’t notice When things got real We’d forgotten truth Or how to feel Just watching movies on An endless reel I heard them laugh Though little knew It wasn’t a movie They came leaking through And by that time … Continue reading

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Magic

Do you believe in magic? My mother did. I think she practised it. She never admitted as such, but I knew about her books. She kept them with candles and incense and other things I didn’t recognise – and probably … Continue reading

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Train

When I was young my father once took me to see an old train which was kept as a kind of historic relic at the train yard. In those days that sort of trip was exciting, because my father was … Continue reading

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Family

Keep it in the family Headstones lined up One, two, three It’s a perfect dynasty Worthy of our pedigree And I think that you’ll agree Artistic in its symmetry Just our little family Buried for eternity Lined up here where … Continue reading

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Televised

The revolution was televised in the end, so the song was wrong about that. Songs are often wrong, if you think about it. Probably only so much wisdom you can shoe-horn into three or four verses and a chorus. Anyway … Continue reading

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