Reflections on a new beginning in a new world- the end of the pandemic is in sight!
Ah the early 2000’s, hard back books were in and mobile phones still had all the buttons. The internet was just beginning to take off, chat rooms and forums were all the craze and YouTube wasn’t even a thing yet! MSN? AOL? MySpace? Now defunct, back then they felt like the cornerstone of adolescent and young adult society!
I was always taught to keep religion quiet, but then something changed…
The secret my father had been shielding me from for years finally, violently and explosively came out just as I turned 14 years old…”
“In the same way, whenever I find clouds blocking the stars out of my night sky, I know that beyond the clouds the billions of stars are still there. Eventually the clouds will move on and the stars will return to my night sky once more. There’s a comfort I’ve found in knowing that there is actually a wider context to our world than simply what we can see directly in front of us. Something beyond the veil.
The metaphor is apt, the story of Christmas of course…”
“To those people I say, to try and cope in the face of a storm is a heroic thing to do. Trying to cope means ‘I am not giving up, no matter how hard it gets’…”
We’re all on a journey of some kind, and I miss you.
I miss the person I was at the start of this year; passionate about my work, joyful and optimistic. I’m on a journey to try and find him again…
The only thing you have left is you. You and the way the events changed you, the impact they left on you…