Walking in Mind

A Trail of Thoughts

Birthday Letter


How does one remember a woman who would have been 89 today?

The same as on any other day:

with a smile,

a tear

and boundless gratitude,

for the time in her arms,

the miles at her side.



Author: Alan Nance

A Cornishman by birth, I have lived in Catalonia since 1998. Although I trained and have practised as a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I now work solely as a freelance scientific translator and editor, an activity that allows me more time for walking and for my travels in and between Catalonia and Cornwall, and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Birthday Letter

  1. Un recuerdo para Vilma hoy… y un beso para tí.


  2. Can’t really add anything as you have said it so well – thank you xx


  3. Alan, that was beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes.


  4. Beautiful gratitude, Alan,


  5. With fondest memories of a wonderful lady. Could not have asked for a more loving Mother in Law.


  6. From Christine – whenever I am in the countryside, I see her in the blossom and the spring flowers- the nature she loved. Always with us x


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