I suppose I could be considered one of the lucky ones. My MS has deprived me of the ability to walk or to handle objects easily. I am visibly affected. ( “You always were.” Quiet at the back!)
What you can’t see is the pain of the muscle stiffness and spasms, the difficulties with bladder and bowel, and the fatigue. My God, the fatigue. Yes, we all get dog tired at times, but this is on a different level.
Robert Frost’s poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening always features strongly in favourite poem lists. My journey from knowing of it and vaguelyknowing it, to being smitten by it, came about by courtesy of the Scottish singer-songwriter Jackie Leven. I found his beautiful setting of the poem on the album Creatures of Light and Darkness (2001), and recorded it for my own Waiting For the Word CD.
Journalist Martin Hesp picks up on Colin White’s blog post about the Y-Stations of the South-West. Thank you to Martin, and to Colin for all his hard work, and here’s hoping that orders come flooding in for copies of ‘A Crossword War’.