Tracy & Deano Video Art 1

An area of art that I want to develop skills in, is that of video art. I have absolutely no training in video as an art medium. That said, I did have a childhood in which I spent a lot of my time at film studios; for my father was in the movie industry. So,…

The Grander Scheme

I’m up and about at 6am; coffee in hand and enjoying the peacefulness of the early morning. Regular readers will have seen me post, before, about how I enjoy the early morning as a time for reflection. This is also a time in which, as a person with Parkinson’s Disease, I gently ease my body…

The Stresses of Life

I feel a little nervous, this morning. I have my first French language tutorial, online, at 11am today. I am studying French through an online course provider and I’ve been surprised by how much French is still very current in my mind; despite my last formal training being back in my high school days. I…

You Are Not Alone

“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. In these times of the Covid-19 virus and massive restrictions impacting upon our lives and, indeed, as a former psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, I see that one of the most difficult aspects for anyone in emotional difficulty is to disclose that personal difficulty.  Whatever we…

Broaden Your Horizons

If you are looking for something to do that has a broad range of potential interests, then have you considered learning another language? Perhaps, like me, you have some basic skill from high school education and / or travels? Well, I have started a French language course, online. Tomorrow, sees my first session with a…

A Troubling Night

I slept a little later, this morning, than of late. How are you sleeping? It wasn’t restful. A friend has been unwell enough to need to call an ambulance and go to hospital for checks. I’m frought with worry and I’ve had to recognise that, on the back of the recent loss of my mum,…

Hide Your Nuts!

Well, that was not a good night of sleep. Insomnia knocked at my door, overnight, and I seem to have let it in. This time, I can account for it. This was my own fault, for I went to bed earlier than usual and forgot to take my last dose of medications; including those which…

New Year On Lockdown

How is your new year going, so far? Here in the UK, we have been on lockdown. This has been the source of distress for many people and yet I find myself increasingly enjoying a simpler, more reclusive life. Don’t get me wrong, I hugely miss seeing family and friends and sharing fun times together,…

S.O.S.

Something rather splendid has happened. Although it is far from perfect, I achieved the singing of a song which has operatic elements in it. The song; ‘SOS D’un Terrian en Detresse’ is a hugely challenging piece to sing, let alone for someone with Parkinson’s. I am personally delighted with the achievement of this song and…

Winter’s Magical Eve

A poem by Deano Parsons. Winter’s Magical Eve.Villages lit by twinkling lightsThe chill wind shocks with frosty bitesWindow displays of gifts and treesWhile garden ponds begin to freeze. Festive garlands and mistletoeThe moonlight shines upon the snowPeople gather around log firesIcicles hang from cold church spires. Christmas Eve comes but once per yearA time to…