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I'm Roslyn and I'm an orphan - and I miss my mother

Roslyn Dee


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'As the American writer Joan Didion (pictured) wrote in relation to the sudden death of her husband in their New York apartment on one otherwise ordinary evening: “Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”'

'As the American writer Joan Didion (pictured) wrote in relation to the sudden death of her husband in their New York apartment on one otherwise ordinary evening: “Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”'

'As the American writer Joan Didion (pictured) wrote in relation to the sudden death of her husband in their New York apartment on one otherwise ordinary evening: “Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”'

Like the flick of a switch, life can change in an instant. Suddenly, in a single moment, everything is different and the landscape of our lives is redrawn forever.

As the American writer Joan Didion wrote in relation to the sudden death of her husband in their New York apartment on one otherwise ordinary evening: "Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends."

My flick-of-a-switch moment came exactly one year ago today.