death, or something like it

It’s either a very short consult, or a very long one. Because it's often the first real question they’ve asked in their life, and the opener goes something like this. "It's a bit of a weird one. I'm afraid, like terrified, of death." "Yes." There is no upward inflection in my yes, no encouraging question … Continue reading death, or something like it

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eye to tentacle with the snail

  The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Elisabeth Tova Bailey, 2010 This is the autobiography of a woman who becomes suddenly and devastatingly unwell and then meets a snail. It is brought to her sick room and put in a pot of violets by her bed. She finds solace and a solitary kind of … Continue reading eye to tentacle with the snail