Tale of a Note

2 min readMar 4, 2023

On the remains of love

Photo: Nick Jordan, image by Frank Jordan

I found this amongst my mother’s possessions. A greeting card sent with flowers from my dad to my mum on the occasion of my birth.

I don’t know much about my father, Frank Jordan, who disappeared from my life early on, and although I was close to my mum, Polly (he called her ‘Paula’), she was always enigmatic and eccentric to me. Her vocation as a social worker and child protection…