MALINI'S BLOG

Do I want to just forget this year? Hell no.

“To paint a leaf, you have to sacrifice the whole landscape. It might seem like you’re limiting yourself at first, but after a while you realise that having a quarter-of-an-inch …

Fever

There is a kind of a fever in our household. Not the swine flu kind (though there was some of that a few months ago). Another kind of fever. A …

Time is the Fire

I sat with my mother on the sofa and we both admired the fire. Mum said, “Quick, take a photograph of it, Malini! It’s so beautiful!”  “Why don’t you take the …

Dear You.

“This is love. To fly toward a secret sky. To cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally to take a step without …

Someday I'll Fly

So I’m in my shed today, and I’m painting the walls. It’s the final stage of turning this rusty old garage into a studio space, a place where I can make …

A Letter to Mary on Father’s Day

Dear Mary, This is more than likely going to horrify you, being the intensely private person that you are. But on your first Father’s Day without Dad, I thought I …

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String

For the past three weeks, I have spent an awful lot of time coughing, being very very sick and then getting sick again. All this time in bed was interesting. …

I carry your heart.

   

Remembering Who Needs a Pat Most

My little black dog Layla is getting old. She’s also a bit smelly, even after a bath. (What can I say? Body odour happens). Layla has a lovely personality. She …

Catching my breath

A pleasant young man casually tells us to place our feet on the green line and wait for the chairlift to come around. We sit on the swinging seat as …

He's Gone.

My husband Greg passed away on Friday May 16th at 8.07pm. It was just four years short of the day he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The actual moment was …

Has he stumbled upon a secret key?

“When we let art out, we let love in.” K.R.Roberts Many years ago, I spent my days pulling my hair out over the statistical analysis of clinical trials. Yep, you …

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