From the shelf the old brown Bakelite radio announces in its strident voice —’Portia faces life — for those who are in love and for all those who can remember.’ He wonders if this Portia is like his mother?
Melting Moments by John Bartlett
Melting Moments’ is a reflection on remembering my mother from my childhood and then when she became older and dependent on my care for her like adult to child, all now ‘melting moments’.
This episode is part one of a two-part story.
John Bartlett ‘s non-fiction has been published in The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian, Good Weekend and he has published two novels and a collection of short stories.
You can find John on his website.
Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Nat V.
Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Solace” and “Overhead”. Final song is by All Star Trio, “Oh! By Jingo!”
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
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