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How everything can change in just an hour. News, good and bad, that shakes the soles of your slippers.

A labour, blessedly short, which leaves you searching for the instruction manual for months after. A car crash taking not just loved ones but actually all that was taken for granted. Burglary (It didn’t matter it was only things) A stolen kiss between lovers punctuating an ordinary day. The arrival and departure of a beloved pet. A roof taken by a storm leaving you prone and exposed.

Accidents. Excitements. Rocking all you hold true. Slipping your very soul from its axis.

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    This is brilliant, Lisa, so full of things one can identify with. Carpe diem et carpe urtica.

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    Tim Jones over 2 years ago

    Wow! This is a deep drabble. It would make a great song!

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Thank you both!
    Had to google Urtica Nev. (V good)
    xx

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Well done, Lisa, it's what I would have done. I once wrote a drabble about 'urtication' ....an interesting practice. Damn clever those Romans! :-)

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Have now googled that too- think nettles will be appearing in the witches garden soon. Nature is marvellous X

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Was suffering at the time from chronic eczema which caused constant itching on my legs and associated scratching etc. I genuinely thought urtication might be preferable to mask the itching. Guess where Skin Deep came from :-)
    (Or is that too much information?)

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Ah! and ouch X

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Sorry, it should have been urtification.

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Google also Marvellous and knows what I mean when I don't X

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