Thursday, 16 January 2014


" I want you disgraced. I want history to erase your every achievement. I want you to feel the disgust in your children's eyes when they look on you in shame."

God I loved Patty Hewes...cold hard and brutal. "When I'm done with you there won't be anything left,"

Poor Constance and Vicky. Hilary has the right idea. Clever women don't take it personally,  they accept liability and that rage is complex and needs military strategy to manage. There's light in destruction too.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Though much is taken...

"Though much is taken, much abides; and though
 We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; 
One equal temper of heroic hearts, 
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

Someone read this to me a month ago. Heroes as facsimiles. Then I read it in Inside Out, the prison magazine. I meet women who galvanise me and make my life real and worthwhile again.

How easily I forget and how careless I've been with my freedom and my free will.