For Sunday Miscellany, Kathleen Lawrence reads Rosaleen McDonagh's essay Synergy - listen below.

"That summer to the outside world my focus was my studies. My mother was no fool. She knew there was sadness around me. Watching my siblings make lives for themselves. My mother knew my turn for love would come. Imram Miah -- his dark hair and eyes. He was like me, cynical and insecure. The wheelchair thing was going on for both of us. My sisters would tease me over him…." 

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sundays from 9.10 am - listen back here.