Death is Nothing at All

Death is nothing at all. 

I have only slipped away to the next room. 

I am I and you are you. 

Whatever we were to each other, 

That, we still are. 

Call me by my old familiar name. 

Speak to me in the easy way 

which you always used. 

Put no difference into your tone. 

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. 

Laugh as we always laughed 

at the little jokes we enjoyed together. 

Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. 

Let my name be ever the household word 

that it always was. 

Let it be spoken without effect. 

Without the trace of a shadow on it. 

Life means all that it ever meant. 

It is the same that it ever was. 

There is absolute unbroken continuity. 

Why should I be out of mind 

because I am out of sight? 

I am but waiting for you. 

For an interval. 

Somewhere. Very near. 

Just around the corner. 

All is well. 

Nothing is past; nothing is lost.

 One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.

by Henry Scott Holland

We are Marching to Pretoria

Ill 10 years 1 month | Advantage CBD

© Ed C Lunnon 2016

2 November 2015  – a date to remember in SA history …

The courts rule that the Public Protector’s report on state capture must be released and published

Civil society gathers in Pretoria demanding the resignation of President Zuma.

Save South Africa campaign meets in Pretoria Cathedral. Speaker after speaker calls for Zuma’s head.

The ANC starts distancing itself from its President.

Police clash with EFF supporters and marchers outside the Union Buildings.

Calls for Zuma to pay his own legal fees.

The beginning of the inevitable end? ………

Oh! What a Night!

I had all the crutches out last night … will fill in the dots later!

© 2015 Ed C Lunnon

I have been ill for ten years and one month. Until now, I have had to deal with discomfort but not really any pain.

All this has changed now, and the last week has introduced some pain into the management programme.

The last few days has introduced much pain and last night was just horrendous!

if you have been following my blogs, you will know that I had a ring finger operated on some two months ago. Then the stitches were removed, the pin came out and the occupational therapist came in.

Last week, I saw the OT therapist, the masseur, the orthotist, the Orthopaedic surgeon, the ophthalmologist, the optician and the GP.

On Thursday I was using crutches and by Friday night, the muscles in my legs and feet and toes were constantly contracting.

on Saturday evening I woke up at two experiencing the most excruciating pain that I have yet had to endure from the CBD. All my muscles were contracting and my feet were trying to double up and bend right over the ankle. I took my six am pills, my ten pm and my 2pm but nothing seemed to help. Eventually, I fell asleep at about five and woke up at ten am. The pain was gone, but came back once or twice during the course of Sunday.

i guess this week we’ll have to visit some more doctors, and pay a few more pills!

Treasure your good health!








Fees Must Fall

(c) 2016 Ed C. Lunnon #Ill 10 years 1 month

After 4 weeks, our children are trying to get back to their university classes.

By any and all means possible, they are being intimidated not to do so.

Our children are having to pay for the policies of their grandparents – the so-called “sins of the  fathers”.

Their only crime is that they are at the right place at the wrong time.

They have been taken hostage by hooligans who demand a ransom of free education from government.

The problem is that instead of negotiating or paying the ransom, government has walked away from the hostages and left them to pay their own ransom – or negotiate their own way out of this mess.

So what’s happening today?

  • Riots continue
  • Students attempt to learn
  • Hooligans run riot
  • Government runs away
  • Chaos continues
  • The future remains uncertain

And the police, expected to maintain law and order?

  • They are playing golf at the Hill! Call them if needed on 10111 ….
  • And by the way, the head office team is leading the pack.

Excuse me, I better run – it’s time to tee off!

They’ve got them by the balls and

Balls must fall …

Thula Thuli!

(c) 2016 Ed C Lunnon | Ill 10 years 1 month | Mental: Deuce / Physical: Adv CBD

Advocate Thuli Madonsela has been the Public Protector of the Republic of SA for the last seven years. The Constitution requires her to retire after seven years – this she did at midnight last Friday evening. 

She was to release her report into allegations of state capture on Friday, her last day in office.

However, President Jacob Zuma applied to the courts to stop her from releasing her report. Effectively, he has gagged her, told her to shut up, Thula!, and had the report resigned for the time being, under lock and key.

The last few weeks have been dramatic – student uprisings at campuses across the country, the reports of the Public Protector, the shananigans of the President, the arrest of the Minister of Finance, Court Orders and counter-orders.

Who knows what this new week will bring?

Phillip’s university should re-open on Tuesday after having been closed for a month. Let’s hope and pray that it works this time – an attempt last week met with more violence and student demonstrations.

My finger has had its pin removed after two months and now requires physiotherapy, massaging and manipulation. It has been a long haul since the beginning of June when the tendon snapped. Such a little ring finger requiring so much attention!

My mind needs attention and care. After ten years of illness, it is starting to play up. It is the one part of my body that needs urgent and ongoing maintenance. My hammies are paining and my calf muscles spasming. Thank goodness for the massages by James and Julian that keep me moving.

And the wind continues to blow … are these our winds of change?

Is this the start of our African Spring?

There appears more to the violence and uprisings than the “Fees must fall” – the Free Education for All Campaign.

Who is giving the finger to whom?