As a financially-challenged single mother I don’t usually have the money to buy myself special presents but last Christmas I made an exception. I’ve waited more than 25 years to see the sassy, funny, extraordinary Sinead O’Connor and tonight I’m going to the Sydney Opera House to hear her live. Her music has helped me through some really tough times and I cannot wait to see her up close.
One of my favourite writers, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born today. 20 years ago I visited his grave in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. I wanted to somehow be close to the man who had given me so much joy. Dear Oscar, we love you so, you are gone but never forgotten.
“I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything”