“Love knows no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps over obstacles penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” 

Maya Angelou

This site contains my poems, blogs and reflections that have come from my wilderness experience of having cancer and being blind.  The wilderness is a very isolating and lonely place, with many hardships  and sometimes seemingly insurmountable difficulties to face.  It is a place of suffering and this site reflects the many struggles that any of us can undergo in our differing wilderness experiences.  Despite the pains and the darkness of the wilderness and desert places, the stars can still be seen, and even deserts can bloom, so along the way, there will be gems to be found.  I have chosen to use the Cross as a symbol also, because I have discovered that for me, the way through suffering was and is to be found in the Cross  Although that is a Christian symbol, the wilderness or desert experience can come to any of us, no matter what faith we hold, or even if we hold none.  So I hope that as Maya Angelou says, there will be no barriers, and that all of us, through our sharing, can find our way through, appreciating the gems that we find on the way whilst not denying the suffering that we go through.  May we all learn to look to the stars, and see how brightly they shine out in the darkness, and take heart and courage.




63 thoughts on “HOME

  1. Hi Lorraine. Thank you for creating this wonderful platform and sharing your inspiring story here. When I read this article, something inside me shifted and I since haven’t stopped thinking about how strong you are for using your knowledge and experiences to empower others. I keep revisiting your website to draw strength and courage from your inspiring stories. Thank you. God bless

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  2. blindzanygirl

    Oh Matilde. Thankyou SO much. You brought a tear to my eye. I was not around when you posted this, but I just found it, and it made me SO happy to think that my writing had inspired you so much. Thankyou a million times for telling me this. I truly wish you well in your own struggles. Please keep reading. I will visit your Blig later today. I know I have read some of your things but I will read some more. You have made me so happy, and now, at a very low pount, I realise that my Blog is truly worthile. God bless you. Atilde. Xx


  3. blindzanygirl

    Oh Caitlynne. Bless you. Thankyou so much. The streams have a,ready started. I wish the exact same for you. May you have a Blessed Easter.

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