Author Archives: Pauline Small

About Pauline Small

After a long and varied career in teaching, I am now able to pursue my other love - writing as a form of exploring the depths of life's experiences. I live in South Australia, in an ordinary house in an ordinary suburban street, which is where the extraordinary happens every day.

Love as Was Foretold.

The last sign was a little further away from me. I decided that whatever it said would be the message I accepted in relation to our marriage. Continue reading

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That Glossy Red Box.

(This past week I have been thinking a lot about connection, and especially where things from the past enter our present while we are unaware. I found a piece I had started a while back, and reshaped it to suffice … Continue reading

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Blood Revisited.

One of my earliest associations with blood was to taste it by licking my bleeding finger… Continue reading

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An Armful of Grace on Our Table.

In the classical tradition of still life painting, there is always an intimation of mortality – a piece of fruit that is spoilt or blossom that has fallen and withered. Looking at these exquisite flowers as a work of art, Continue reading

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Gladness and Learning to Float.

There were not many dry eyes when we saw George proudly waking his daughter… Source: Gladness and Learning to Float.

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Gladness and Learning to Float.

There were not many dry eyes when we saw George proudly waking his daughter… Continue reading

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What you didn’t want to find in your Mum’s wardrobe just before Christmas.

This Advent, a more disturbing gift has lain in wait for us. Source: What you didn’t want to find in your Mum’s wardrobe just before Christmas.

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