Winter for me is basically 6 months of misery waiting for summer. This years ‘dark days’ have got the better of me and I’ve spent a lot of them wishing the ground would swallow me up. Then, each year, as soon as spring arrives again it feels like someone’s switched the light back on. Before kids I used to get by with a winter trip to the sun most years but things have changed.
I guess I started a field somewhere simply because a good friend had a blog, and like a sheep I just followed. I never knew it would actually turn out to work as winter light therapy!
The friend I shamelessly copied is one of the lights in my life. A real glowing star who is always ready to lend a hand, an onion, a loo roll, a sparkly wig, a shoulder to lean on or just an ear to bend.
So the blog has become a bit like that really. An ear to bend. I know if I write things down then they are out of my brain. I have written many posts that I will probably never make public but I find it a great way of thinking and finding clarity in this chaotic life. I never kept a diary as a child but now I wish I had. I think I have missed out on the opportunity to reflect, to appreciate and to learn.
The lights in my life come and go. I have amazing friends and I know, even when they move far away (I seem to have that effect on people), they are still there, ready to switch on when I need them.
Happy Solstice to all my fantastic friends near and far.
I hope your lights are shining bright.
Bring on the SUMMER!