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Unmasked: Embracing the Broken

Unmasked: Embracing the Broken

‘How do you feel now?’ I stand there, my head bowed, my body stiff as I contain the pain raging inside. What do I say? ‘Are you feeling better?’ I bite down on my lip. ‘A little, yes, thank you.’ But inside I am berating myself. That’s not true, is it? I don’t feel a little better at all. If anything, I feel worse, the pain made somehow more obvious by the prayer. I feel just that bit smaller, that…

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Seen from a Scene

Seen from a Scene

I sleep fitfully, aware of you close by, so new, so needy, so I wake quickly to the sound. A kind of humming, gaining in volume, a resounding harmony of resonance. It tugs at my soul, something deep within, a knowledge I didn’t know of. And then the light. First a chink of light, snaking down the mud-packed wall, a crack in the fabric which makes no sense in the dead of night. I glance around; you are sleeping quietly,…

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