I have had a long hiatus -- 4 months since I last posted. I have been trying to figure out why it happened and there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer. Writing is very cathartic for me, but lately I have felt that deep down I have nothing important to add to whatever conversation I am having. So much is going on in the world that distresses me, so much that is numbing to my brain. But what I find most distasteful and difficult is how much anger there is everywhere I turn. In my personal life all is calm -- only the minor issues of everyday life. So now after many weeks of giving blogging an undeserved rest, I am going to try again.
The intervening months have not been entirely unproductive or without incident. Christmas was full of contradictions, we spent the month of February in a caravan in the Algarve (Portugal) and March has been spent waiting for Spring to come so that I might start to warm up!
Tomorrow is the first of April. A good day to continue?