I wrote a story to help adults explore the current pandemic with their young children. It includes helpful guidance to help those conversations flow a little easier.
It is illustrated by a lovely friend of mine, Debbie Joy Brookes, who worked remotely and at speed to get this out there. We hope you find it helpful at a time when there’s a lot of worry in the air yet at a time when we need to help children process this so that their own trauma is mitigated as much as possible
The hand of comfort touching hearts
With concern and care
On the wing of understanding
Rejecting judgement and despair
Without assumption or bias
Universal altruism pure
Embracing selflessness in union
With love and mercy whole, secure
Innate within the senses
Giving succour and sympathy
Paving life paths of fulfilment
Of health and kindness warm
Compassion is happiness
In its highest form.
Ginz and Tonic started life as a year long challenge from June 2013 to June 2014 to write a poem a day to raise awareness of arrhythmias and syncope. Since then it has evolved. Filled with poems, musings and a bit of prose, I hope you find it a tonic in your day and enjoy your visit.