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.

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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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.
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Not Actually Walking The Camino.

I have been debating internally for a while about whether or not to start writing my blog again. I have loved writing it in the past, although it is hard to tell whether it is a useful thing to do … Continue reading

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