It might just be me but hearing that word makes the hair on the back of my neck stand to attention. TRAGEDY!

That funny looking fellow from pop group, Steps, brings his hands to his ears and looks a bit like Mcaulay Culkin, at every crucial point in Home Alone, or perhaps its a reference to Edvard Munch’s “Scream”  either way it ain’t a bleeding tragedy, it’s no more than a wee bit of frustrated pining for a lost love. Probably his own fault if you ask me but perhaps I am being judgemental.

Edvard Munch "Scream"

When the feelings gone 
And you can’t go on it’s 
When the morning cries 
And you don’t know why , it’s 
Hard to bear 
With no-one to love you 
Your going nowhere

As i say, most likely his own doing. This though has nothing to with my latest musing about life with Parkinson’s. Recently I overheard someone say “it’s a shame, such a nice guy, so handsome too, its a tragedy” (OK, I added in the handsome quote!)

This fairly stopped me in my tracks, do people think its a tragedy to have Parkinson’s? Maybe they do, maybe it is for some, but listen to this next bit before you judge. Parkinson’s is part of me, part of my life and I am not ready to be called a tragedy just yet.

Don’t get me wrong, I am no decrying the sentiment of the comment, it was from the right place in the person’s heart but it was off target. Their are many tragedies to deal with, some of the social issues here in the UK, the  Nigerian students being taken away, potentially to be assassinated, because as mere ‘girls’ they had the temerity to want to be educated. now that’s a tragedy. Me shaking and losing the odd nights sleep and spilling anything I lift with my right hand hardly fits into that category.

Tragedy? No.

Good thing? Not that either

My life? Yes

So if you really want to do something to help my tragic life then why not have an evening to remember at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness on the 27th June. charity dinner and auction, even a band for some jigging to finish off with. now if thats a tragedy then i just can’t go on.

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Enough complaining for me for now.

Back again soon.

See you on the 27th

Slainte mhath



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