Infertility schmertility · Metaphysics and philosophy

Visualisation and insemination

The sun's reflection rises in the mirrors of Sandton's glass buildings. A light breeze moves the Earth with anticipation. The athletes stretch in silence - comparing confidence, muscles and luck. They take their positions at the start line and the scene relaxes in slow motion. The breeze holds its breath to allow the African drums… Continue reading Visualisation and insemination

Infertility schmertility · Metaphysics and philosophy

Wondering, wandering, wonderful wonder woman

What do you do when you don't know what to do? No, uh... I'm asking you! I don't quite know how to stumble forward. I am incredibly confused. I don't know what to write and so I force myself to start a story without plot, heroes or... even high school vampires. I start washing a… Continue reading Wondering, wandering, wonderful wonder woman

Infertility schmertility · Metaphysics and philosophy

Converting disappointment

My husband went for a 14 km run, hammered some unexpecting pieces of wood in the garage and went to fly his newly modified model helicopter. I watched Friends clips on YouTube, went for breakfast with my mom and bought sushi for dinner.  We watched the movie version of the book I just finished reading,… Continue reading Converting disappointment

Metaphysics and philosophy · Scientifically Speaking

Faithless but hopeful

My Facebook message went something like this: “Dear Reverend, I am a member of your church and I’m also a student, studying Human Genetics. We are currently studying evolution and I was thinking how beautifully it fits in with the story of creation. I would just like to know what the church’s opinion is about… Continue reading Faithless but hopeful

Infertility schmertility · Metaphysics and philosophy

Ah, ah, ah, ah, Stayin’ alive! Stayin’ alive!

I'm sitting on top of my bed with the sun washing over my toes, tea incubating in my throat. I'm at home due to unforeseen panel beating issues. Let's just say that we've taken three Uber rides to go pick up my car just to be told that it's not ready for collection. I am… Continue reading Ah, ah, ah, ah, Stayin’ alive! Stayin’ alive!

Infertility schmertility · Metaphysics and philosophy

The fairy godmother’s honesty policy

A lesson in honesty "Hi Dad! I have a little home-coming gift for you!". My parents have just returned from their foodie vacation in New Orleans and Boston, USA and my sister and I went to welcome them back one afternoon after work. It was the day after my birthday, 18 October, and we were… Continue reading The fairy godmother’s honesty policy