“People who don’t see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days–good days–you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,’ [my mom] said quietly.” ― Jennifer Starzec. This weekend has involved thinking about the bad days. Parkinson’s has a habit of giving … Continue reading Off the Rails?
“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows this site. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for participating. Best wishes for a wonderful 2020!” – Dean G. Parsons.
“Happiness is going shopping with my sister-in-law. She’s got the traits of my husband that I like, with the added bonus of her love of shopping!” – Anon. In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won’t thank me for the end result; something of a caricature … Continue reading Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.
“Always take a banana to a party.” ― Steven Moffat. The event had been planned for a few months. Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night. The hotel was … Continue reading Nerves and Bananas
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu. Have you had reason to visit hospital recently? Perhaps for a one-off treatment, for something that requires some short- medium … Continue reading A Rude Awakening
Synopsis: Born in London, Dean G. Parsons is a renowned psychotherapist and writer now living in the beautiful county of Suffolk; the home of many of his ancestors. Diagnosed in 2017 with Parkinson’s Disease, Dean uses narrative and richly descriptive poetry to tell a story of his relationship with Parkinson’s going back to his childhood … Continue reading A Look Inside