Hello, I’m back


I haven’t written anything in a while. I was working on something, however the topic became painfully insignificant the moment I found out about a good friend’s passing. How ironic that my last post before that sad day had been about grief… I guess I jinxed myself.

My musings on everyday life just seemed so trivial, so inconsequential, even frivolous in comparison to big ticket items like Syria, like the bushfires, and my friend’s passing. How could I go on commenting on such stupid things when there were such big things going on in the world? When little girls are losing their mother, and good good men are losing the love of their lives?

I was a bit shy after that. I guess I just needed some time to work through the loss, and to realise that my little things are important after all. My little observations are the way I process the world, and by and large, are what I use to stay smiling. I am not the first person to lose a friend, and this will not be the last time it happens. Life goes on.

So after a break of a few months I think I’m ready to get back into it. I might even be able to write about the grief soon. Not today, but soon. Watch this space.

2 thoughts on “Hello, I’m back

  1. And don’t forget that your ‘little observations’ help the rest of us (your readers) make sense of the world, too. I would add that, all too often, in our ever more hectic modern world we forget to grieve. It dawned on me only a matter of months ago that when my business partner busted our relationship to take a better offer elsewhere, that I had suffered something similar to a marriage break-up. It really knocked me around and, a couple of years later I suffered a bad bout of depression. Now, more than twenty years later I realise I never grieved and just bottled it all up – with sad consequences for my wife and young babies. So, don’t forget to grieve! Sorry, i sound like a nag, eh? Forgive me.

    • You’re too kind David. I think I did plenty of the grieving thing. My issue was remembering it was ok to laugh when the occasion arose. Sometimes it’s hard to not take life too personally.

      I can understand your loss too… You spend more awake time at work than you do at home, so it would have been very similar to a marriage break up. I hope that you’ve managed to work through it now.


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