All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…


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Wordless Wednesday: Glenfinnan Monument

As this is my inaugural Wordless Wednesday post I feel should I introduce the concept for those who are unaware of this blogging meme. The idea is to post a photograph with no words of explanation in the hope that the photograph itself says so much it doesn’t need any description.

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

This week’s photo challenge is mine. Is there a place, object, or view that’s entirely yours, or you’re a bit selfish or possessive about? Is it a feeling you feel when you look at the photo, or perhaps an unwillingness to share? For me, there is only one thing that comes to mind.

A view to soothe my soul (Glenfinnan, February 2008) © Addy

Glenfinnan is my solace in times of pain. When I ran away from home in 1997, fueled by my love of the television series Highlander, this is where I was headed. Following Rachel’s suicide I retreated here to collect my thoughts and battle the demon’s of suicidal ideation. Following breakdowns and abuse in Australia, Glenfinnan was my destination for I knew it was the best cure for my pain.

Glenfinnan is my heaven in times of joy. A moonlit skinny dip in the waters of Loch Sheil one balmy autumnal night. A cheeky sexual encounter in the woods overlooking the loch. An ill-advised hike that saw me lose my barings and become lost in the wilderness. The greatest caramel slice I’ve ever eaten, courtesy of the wonderful staff at the National Trust Visitor Center.

Glenfinnan, more than any other place in the world, defines me.

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