A Glance Back

So, another year has passed. It’s been a year I will be glad to see end and the slate on a new one clean and ready to go. The overwhelming event of this past year was the rather abrupt loss of my father followed by my one brother’s rather bizarre and hostile behaviour. Then there was the loss of one of my feline friends in October. On the upside, out of the loss of dad, four of his five kids have been drawn closer and more communication has been taking place between us than in many past years. Hopefully that will continue… (note, call your sister stupid). So in a way, I’ve gained closer ties with a sister and a brother and lost contact with another brother… no, can’t lose what never was. He will have to work out what ever petty resentments he’s apparently harboured since he was a little boy. Maybe some day he will grow up and put aside childish things. Also on the upside, a rather caring and valued friend has motivated me to walk with her once a week. Walking for the sake of walking isn’t something I normally would be motivated to but couple that with the company of a good friend and a quiet environment to walk in — it has fast become something I look forward to each week. For the...

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