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Highs and Lows
1/6/2004 11:07:23 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

Some days are a real mixture of joy and sadness.
Even the weather was full of contrasts today. This morning dawned wet but mild. The wind was surprisingly warm for January in England, but the grey sky seemed appropriate somehow. A friend of the family died just before Christmas and was due to be cremated at midday today. Joan was a very special person, but we had lost touch over the years due to this and that and so I was not sure whether or not it would be appropriate for me to attend. As it turned out, my own family felt very strongly that I should be there, if only to represent other members who could not owing to work committments. Like I said, Joan was special.
By noon the weather had cleared up and her cortege arrived at the chapel in brilliant sunshine. The wind, though, had sharpened to cutting iciness that threatened to freeze the tears on the eyes of the mourners. I am a great believer that death is not the end of the story, but am still saddened by the grief of family and friends and so I had made sure to pack some tissues. A wise move as the man sitting next to me - professing to have a cold - gratefully accepted one to wipe his eyes. Three were there from our family: my teenage daughter, her twenty-something brother and me. Hearing a slight sniffling to my left I passed a tissue to youngest and she whispered that she felt silly to be crying when she did not actually know the lady and had only gone to support Joan's son who is a kind of drinking friend of all of my children. He had been devastated at the loss of his mother. The funeral was moving and well attended. On our way home we talked of Joan and youngest suddenly realised that she had known her and began to cry all over again.
Well, after the sadness of the funeral, it was good to get home to an enthusiastic greeting from the dogs. Possibly because of the Christmas backlog the post has been late this week and did not arrive until this afternoon. In amongst the bills was a larger envelope containing my contributor copy of Shadow Writers 2 edited by Paul Kane. It looked great and I have been reading the other stories over the course of the afternoon. Suellen Luwish's Pretty Enough was familiar, but seemed even better on the second reading. It is one of those stories that have you looking forward to the ending with even more glee once you know what is about to happen. The book is due to be launched on Saturday in London and I am trying to organise things so I can attend. That would be a real high as Suellen has asked me to hug every man in the room on her behalf. Whoever said writing is a lonely craft?


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More Blogs by Susan M Phillips
• Interrogating Ali - an interview with percussionist Ali McMillan - Wednesday, September 21, 2011
• Change of continent? - Wednesday, August 03, 2011
• Book Launched - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• Green Living, Sacred Life launch Sat. 2nd July Nuneaton, UK - Monday, June 27, 2011
• Correction to last blog - Monday, March 21, 2011
• Nearly there - Saturday, March 12, 2011
• Happy New Year - Wednesday, December 29, 2010
• Lost a castle, found a forest - Friday, April 09, 2010
• I found my category! - Thursday, April 08, 2010
• New category needed - Wednesday, April 07, 2010
• Raising money to help the homeless and vulnerably housed - Saturday, January 30, 2010
• Happy New Year - Thursday, December 31, 2009
• Making History - Wednesday, December 23, 2009
• Change of direction - Thursday, December 17, 2009
• French sojurn - Monday, September 21, 2009
• My poem is going into print - Wednesday, September 02, 2009
• new profile, new photo - Thursday, August 27, 2009
• From sprinting to spinning - Thursday, August 20, 2009
• Sprinting to stand still - Friday, August 14, 2009
• The tortuous route from idea to bookshelf - Wednesday, July 29, 2009
• Terror Scibes Rise Again - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Happy new year - Thursday, January 01, 2009
• Chritsmas Blog - where's the dictionary? - Monday, December 22, 2008
• Off to Oxford Dance Camp - Thursday, July 31, 2008
• Friends and Gravy - Saturday, July 19, 2008
• Phew - Thursday, May 08, 2008
• missing but still alive - Thursday, April 17, 2008
• Poetry to Form - Sunday, April 13, 2008
• So much to tell, so little time - Sunday, March 30, 2008
• Why the Shrew Had to be Tamed - Monday, March 24, 2008
• Happy Easter William Shakespeare - Saturday, March 22, 2008
• Rock 'n Roll and Education - Wednesday, March 19, 2008
• About that titling experiment...and the other surprise - Saturday, March 15, 2008
• Surprises just seem to happen - Friday, March 14, 2008
• A day in the life of a domestic goddess - Sunday, March 09, 2008
• Blogless - Saturday, March 08, 2008
• Rose Tinted Billows - Tuesday, March 04, 2008
• Aaaaaaaah! - Monday, March 03, 2008
• And today is....... - Thursday, February 28, 2008
• Chocolate Liquor - Thursday, February 21, 2008
• Dogs more interesting than cats? - Wednesday, February 13, 2008
• Titling Experiment - Monday, February 11, 2008
• phhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhew - Sunday, February 10, 2008
• head shock - Sunday, February 10, 2008
• Prosody and page stats - Tuesday, February 05, 2008
• Warrior Camp Episode 2 - Tuesday, August 07, 2007
• Frogs, Fireside Shrews and Earth Toilets at Warior Camp - Sunday, June 10, 2007
• New Computer, clean slate - Saturday, December 30, 2006
• Forgot to mention - Tuesday, November 28, 2006
• I'm Back - Monday, November 27, 2006
• Seasons Greetings - Saturday, December 24, 2005
• Fame is as fame does... - Tuesday, August 02, 2005
• Fame ? - Friday, January 14, 2005
• Sue Phillips Invites..... - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Brainless but well booted - Friday, January 23, 2004
•  Highs and Lows - Tuesday, January 06, 2004  
• The Christmas Question Many Parents Dread - Monday, December 22, 2003
• Building blogs - Coventry revisited - Wednesday, December 17, 2003
• Blogged Down - Saturday, December 13, 2003
• Smoke Blog - Sunday, December 07, 2003
• Blogging on - Tuesday, November 25, 2003
• Tangled Webs - Sunday, November 16, 2003
• Dream Scenes revisited - Sunday, November 09, 2003
• Fire works - Saturday, November 01, 2003


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