About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Make a wish

Yesterday we went to see the Sistine Chapel. Booking ahead of time on-line through the Internet to avoid having to wait to get in, we were very impressed by how wheelchair friendly they had managed to make such old buildings. We did not do the entire tour, as this would have been too much for me, so went in by ourselves and saw what we wanted to. The staff there were very conscious of wheelchair assistance, and were extremely helpful. No photos or footage seen on television can do justice to the incredible art that adorns every inch of ceiling and walls in the Sistine Chapel. I was literally lost for words - and trust me, this doesn't happen very often! I have done very little travelling in my life, and not had the opportunity to visit many countries, so I am taking in and appreciating every detail. Soaking in the warmth of the Italian people; the simplicity of their delicious culinary triumphs, breath-taking architecture which combines both great art and history, it is a writer's heaven, for inspiration lingers at every turn we take. I hope I am able to relate to you the beauty of this place; the sheer joy I feel at this moment. Life sometimes takes us to places most unexpected, and here I find myself in an extraordinary city that I have always dreamed of visiting, but didn't think I would ever get to see. So maybe dreams do come true. When I throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain tomorrow, my greatest wish will be not just for me, but for all fellow sufferers across the world. One isn't supposed to reveal one's wish, so I won't tell you what it is, but I think you can guess what I'll be wishing for.

1 comment:

  1. Your excitement comes through in your blog and is wonderful. Good luck for tomorrow. You will no doubt be the star of the congress.