The Heelers Diaries

the fantasy world of ireland's greatest living poet

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Location: Kilcullen (Phone 087 7790766), County Kildare, Ireland

Saturday, June 10, 2006


I saw something new.
At night my sister Marie and Aunty Eileen would take turns to sit by the bed.
During the day my feminist cousin Pauline was there to do whatever needed to be done.
Then there was Aunty Mary holding the group together through the power of calm.
Or my sister in law Jackie the bank manager dishing out refreshments each evening.
Or agnostic Frances singing a hymn and getting the high note no one else could.
Or my mother guffawing at some joke.
Strange that this was the first time I saw it, having been so long a student of the human condition...
The glory of women.