Looking for meaning..is the title of a poem my sister wrote about my Mum the year before she died(my Mum that is). I came across it recently when I was doing some sorting. The poem refers to a little poetry book my sister gave to my Mum in which she had “marked significant pages” in the “final stages of her last sojourn“. The poem is poignant and brings to mind how we are all trying to find meaning in our lives especially when faced with difficult times.
I am not a natural writer but have written journals all my life and that has helped me to find my voice. I don’t have a talent for poetry but really love reading it.
A few years ago I got an opportunity to do a creative writing course in Tallagh library. The National center for Arts and health ,(AMNCH) based at Tallaght Hospital organised it. Chronic pain Ireland were also involved and through them I got a place. I was quite apprehensive about it on many levels, the main one been the physical challenge. It was hard but very rewarding and after ten weeks I was proud of myself. We even had our stories published in a Newsletter based at Tallaght hospital. Check them out as they do a lot of interesting collaborations.
I digressed away from the initial question. I reckon through writing, in whatever forum , I am trying to find some kind of rhyme or reason to this mysterious life of ours!