Leaves Of Love: Stories for Ageing & Dying Well

By Lucy Aykroyd

True stories of ageing and dying well gleaned from a life enhancing care giver & end of life Doula

Saturday, 27 July 2019

while i have had my head under my wing....

I have been sitting on the proverbial river bank, head under my wing, feeling very despondant. All the time wondering how  to fan life back into my crowdfunding  mission -  how to make it sexy and exciting when clearly it is not!

Most people would prefer to  do anything other than spend time considering their mortality or that of those they love. In fact generally we run like crasy in the other direction, smothering life with distractions and chat about the weather. 

Raising this last 2k has felt insurmountable. I am not a social media person. I sit and sing with ageing and dying people, massage their hands with fragrant oils and spend time with them in gardens, not pressing  computer keys or studying  my phone for updates. 

It feels appaling asking people for money, twisting the noose around those I care about with plaintive plees to  their inate generosity.  

However  tonight, I gave up. I too stopped  running and I opened up my Unbound dashboard. There, while I have been sitting in silent despair, some incredibly kind strangers, and a few less strange, in fact wonderful friends, have supported Leaves of Love,stories for ageing and dying.  How GREAT is that!! Thank you so much. 

Your help and belief in what I am trying to acheive is very touching and very encouraging. At 63% perhaps we can make it after all. Lets keep going....



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