Thanks for stopping by! Would you like a cup of tea or coffee? And please, sit for a spell. If you enjoy my posts, please feel free to follow me or subscribe to my blog. This is a word verification free, family friendly blog, so everything I share here is for all ages. I am a happily married man in my late sixties who lives on the Wirral peninsula, near Liverpool, in the UK.
I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)
This was a poem I wrote at the age of 20 when the first girl I fell in love with went off and got engaged to someone else!
Loneliness is buying coffee for one... without you; is choosing new clothes without you; is playing patience, not strip poker with you; is wrapping Christmas presents for everyone but you is buying my brand of cigarettes not yours; is answering the phone knowing it’s not you is crying on a shoulder that’s not yours; is sitting at a table without you; is chatting to friends but thinking about you; is drinking and talking and eating and walking and praying and laying... without you; is Christmas, New Year, Easter, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter without you; loneliness is...without you.
I recognise a degree of ‘poetic’ licence in the above (apart from anything else Anne didn’t smoke) but reading it again after all these years makes me wonder how she is. There is always a special place in a person’s heart for their first love.