” It’s the sorry tale of a young servant girl, Marjory Meason, who worked at Frustigar in Shapinsay.”
“My family are Irish. Seamus Heaney is Irish, and many of the images he uses and ways of life he describes, are familiar to me.”
“I got to that certain age some time ago, but apart from a few light discussions about the D word I don’t publicly dwell on it too much.”
“I consider the experience of grief and bereavement to be one such emotion, even if the ways in which this was processed and navigated varies between individuals and societies.”
“Am I fed up with the Duke of Edinburgh eulogies? Mostly yes. But partly no.”
“Many of us have been bereaved, or know someone who has been bereaved, during the pandemic. In some cases the restrictions have added stress and a sense of injustice to the experience of funerals. “
“It has felt as though we are dealing with them at arm’s length whereas we would be there to hold their hands, give them a hug as needed,” said a palliative medicine doctor.
The hardest part of Covid is losing a loved one during this period and not being able to be with them, with family, with friends.
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“I’d just sent my ‘Guilty or not Guilty‘ piece to the Orkney News, when I read ‘Death By Selection’ in Richard Wallace’s book of poetry”