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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Statue-like, but far from statuesque!

Going to the doctor is a major outing nowadays. Walking from the car to the doctor’s office and back again today, was like a mini marathon for these legs of mine that scarcely belong to me any more. Coming to a grinding halt, I froze in the car park as we walked back to our car. Looking like a mime artist performing a human statue, all I was missing was the white face paint and a hat to collect coins from passers-by. Standing as if a statue, but far from statuesque, I was reminded of the lovely film “Mrs Henderson Presents”, where young ladies stayed perfectly still like human tableaus on the stage of a West End Theatre. I hasten to add I looked nothing like these visions of beauty, as I stood hunched and motionless, pathetically clinging to my walking stick. Fortunately no cars were around, and after a little while I managed to start walking again, at a snail’s pace, but at least I was moving and made it safely back to the car. So should you ever see someone standing like a statue but with no face paint or costume on, they could very well be a frozen Parkinson’s patient! 

1 comment:

  1. some statues are the most beautiful when they are still