Hello, Blog. I've missed you. So much has happened that the longer I stayed away, the harder it was to gather the energy I thought I'd need to get caught up. I would walk around, living my life and experiencing things, all the while with my writer's eye hard at work catching the action and setting it into words. But these words would stay in my head for a short while and then get booted out by the next event that caught my attention. That's what happens when I don't write things down.
Then on August 5 our daughter, Becky, died by suicide. She was only 31 years old and had bipolar disease. I wasn't surprised when I got the call about her death, but it still shocked me to the core. It's been about five months since that day, and I'm now certain that I'm going to be ok. But I'm never going to be the same. And that's not a bad thing -- it's just the way it is.
So, Blog, I'm back. Now I'll be seeing the world through a different lens. This is unsettling, but also interesting. I'm glad to be back.