I know you mean well, she said, but I don’t want to be saved. Let’s not talk about spiritual things any more. I’m fine as I am, I’m content with the coping mechanisms I’ve developed and, though you tell me … Continue reading
There’s a computer game I play where you get an extra life for every 100,000 points. I used to get excited about that, but now I’m at the stage of having so many extra lives I know I’m never going to run out, so when there’s an opportunity to sacrifice ammunition for the sake of getting an extra life, I don’t even think about it any more – I know I am going to need that ammunition, and I know that I’m not going to run out of lives.
So, how does this relate to what the policewoman said to me when I had my recent road accident? Continue reading
A friend’s been telling me about her spiritual experiences, and I have thoughts. And my thoughts start with phone calls and the “who’s there?” question. You know those phone calls to banks or utility companies and suchlike, when they ask you … Continue reading
If you want an interesting conversation (and have a lot of time), ask any religious person why they’re religious, and why they believe their religion is the “right” one. Then ask gently what they think would have happened if they’d … Continue reading
An old friend is looking for you, I’m told. A friend from back in the day… But the me of then – she’s not around any more. I hardly know her. I remember some things about her, and when I … Continue reading
There’s supposed to be five stages of grief but I think there’s also stage -1: the stage of pre-grief. What am I talking about? I’m talking about that painful experience of realising that someone you care about may be about … Continue reading
It’s customary to ask four questions at the Passover Seder. Here’s my answer to a different question, the one I get asked as a Jewish follower of Jesus: do you celebrate Passover?
A very kind online friend posted a birthday greeting for me and had me in tears. He told people: “We come at things from very different directions sometimes, but she has always shown me nothing but kindness and respect – … Continue reading
I just wrote a poem about online friendships. In tears.
they tell me it’s not real
they say these friendships aren’t the same as
face to face,
meeting for coffee, being in
these tears I cry today are real
as are you, the friend who has just…
it is easier to vanish
in the online world
and I will probably never know
and you, my friend
will never know
what a very real hole you left
in my heart
I wish you well, and I will miss you.
© Meirav M. 2016
It was a lovely picture, of a lovely grassy meadow, with trees and pretty flowers and even a bit of sunshine. The post accompanying it said: this is my version of church. And a whole load of people commenting were … Continue reading