Welcome to Above the Borderline

Hello, my name is Norma F Hepburn. Actually that’s not really my name, but it’s not a million miles away from my real one. I like it for several reasons that I may share sometime. I am a “woman, interrupted” in my late thirties. Almost four years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder,…

Dear Sister

What happened to you? What happened to me? What happened to us? I cannot see.   I was fragile, You seemed tough… Somehow, I was not enough.   I wanted to love, “More than words can say”, But always I was pushed away.   When I thought I’d lose you, I couldn’t cope. Now I…

Heart

My home has reclaimed the heart. They dangle red felty from a ribbon at the window. The box by my side is shiny red. The cards we’ve received all have them. We have two. We are not “one”. This year I’ll take better care of his, And mine.

Mini Manifesto

This is possibly the most positive that I have ever felt at the start of a New Year. It is a very different type of positivity from what I have felt before.  This is remarkable to me in some ways because the situation with my family is far from resolved, and my Mother was/ may…

The Pond

I am going to try to put down what is happening to me just now. I have been reducing medication which has caused serious problems. I have been feeling like I am getting worse instead of better, and it frightens me. I am learning more all the time about the magnitude of my myriad problems…

Content

Written 16th August 2016 about a beautiful day in May. I’m sitting on the bench. I have the soft cushion at my back and can feel the wooden arm through it supporting me. My feet are bare and are resting on the other arm, stretching out towards the greenness. The sun is pausing momentarily on…

Little Car Blue

Little wooden car with functional wheels. Your presence makes me smile. Yet it is a smile muddled with a twitching of eyebrows. Instant joy and a photograph of your face, big blue eyes laughing and dancing, flashes in my heart. Now it races as memories squeeze it tightly. The paint is the colour of your…