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posted 2 Feb 2015, 00:25 by Jordan Mitchell   [ updated 2 Feb 2015, 00:26 ]

The value this week is Health.

Definition; In good physical or mental condition; in good health.

Quote; It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi

It is also World Cancer Day on 4th February.



Julia Darling


I did not imagine being bald

at forty four. I didn’t have a plan.

Perhaps a scar or two from growing old,

hot flushes. I’d sit fluttering a fan.


But I am bald, and hardly ever walk

by day, I’m the invalid of these rooms.

stirring soups, awake in the half dark,

not answering the phone when it rings.


I never thought that life could get this small,

that I would care so much about a cup,

the taste of tea, the texture of a shawl,

and whether or not I should get up.


I’m not unhappy. I have learnt to drift

and sip. The smallest things are gifts.