Visiting time


Looking for a chair

and refining bedside chat

feels a bit awkward.


by Scooj

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

14 thoughts on “Visiting time”

    1. It is my father…he is old and had a very bad fall. It may take months for him to recover. He had a fall about 18 months ago and was in hospital for four months.

      He left the family when I was very young, and has lived alone for most of his life. It is difficult to invest emotionally, but he is my father and I have compassion for an old man. It is difficult though, because he lives in Cornwall, and visiting often will not be practical.

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      1. Aw that is sad. It is hard trying to be there for old people but as you say, it is compassionate to do so.
        Family dynamics can be very difficult too. I had to be there for my Mum-in-law, for decades, which wasn’t easy. Even as I’d visit her I knew deep down I was mostly doing it so I wouldn’t feel guilty for not doing more, once she’d gone. Still, she got her visits – and I don’t feel guilty.
        I hope your Father is reasonably comfortable and not in too much pain; it is all one can do.

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      1. I guess it is a bit different in so much as I have never lived with my father, he left when I was little, so the relationship is less loving than it was with my step-father who was there for us. Makes caring for my father now a complex emotional thing. Thank you for the advice though, I understand.

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