Author Archives: marobbie

Two Love Letters

I wrote so many letters to the man whose existence in my life was an outward curse but an inner blessing. Two of them, separated by almost a year of suffering, punctuate and chronicle the evolution of my feelings for … Continue reading

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A Late Review of 2019

So much has happened since I last wrote to this blog. The year that passed came heavy with difficulties and heartache, and although I felt the urgent need to unburden, I was frequently torn between the need for brutal honesty, … Continue reading

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On The Couch

On a recent visit to my therapist, we went through an exercise aimed at helping me find closure. I read a letter I wrote to the man I love, and tried to process it while listening to alternate drumbeats through … Continue reading

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The Need For Closure

I have been silent on the blog, and it is less from lack of things to say and more from having too much weighing on my heart. Just as the clouds lifted over my working life, a huge sadness cast … Continue reading

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Your Final Gift

Love is not measured in minutes or days. If I added up all the moments I spent with you they will be one or two days at most. Yet I grieve your absence from my life, like a widow who … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

I always dreaded a chance meeting with my imaginary lover. When this happened in the past, I used to get a terrible adrenaline rush, my heart raced uncontrollably and my leg muscles twitched and trembled in a fight-or-flight reflex. I … Continue reading

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Fixed at the Edges but Broken at the Centre

The past few weeks have been some of the most difficult in my working life, and the show is set to continue, during a year that is extremely heavy on conference and meeting schedules. I am heading my small unit … Continue reading

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Some of Me

Some of me is here, the rest of me stayed behind, it lingered with you. Now some of me pines, longs for what is most of me, come see me one day. Adapted from Mahmoud Darwish: فبعضي لدي، وبعضي لديك … Continue reading

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He Who Walks in Love

Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walk in love may wander far, Yet God will bring him where the blessed are. Henry Van DykeFrom: … Continue reading

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My Displaced Soul

Fragments of my heart are still floating around. On the internet cloud somewhere, a love letter that he rejected, or refused to read. Half-finished posts, about tender moments, half-lived. I can almost believe now, they were imagined. slivers of paper, … Continue reading

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