It’s been a while.
I’m still around, although my head and my brain hasn’t been. It’s been an annus horribilis, to borrow a quote from Queen Elizabeth II from some years back.
Things have not been right with the world. It’s not just the hectic, chaotic, missed deadlines frenzy that everyday life throws at us. That, we somehow manage to handle, deal with it, move on.
It’s when we’re thrown for a loop that everything crashes. It sounds so cliche, and until it happens to you, it’s just a phrase that you hear and read about, and sometimes dismiss. But when you’re living in that loop that’s thrown at you, your world really crashes down on you.
There were no physical injuries, no, nothing as traumatic as that, and we’ve fixed and patched things up as best we could, and gone on with life. But mentally, I’m not settled. The constant worry that things will blow up again, the constant watchfulness, and things may have settled down into a routine again … But I’m not settled.
“This too shall pass”, I remind myself regularly. Things will get better, of course. I’ll just settle myself down, and start writing again.
Hope you’re all having a good summer.