“Time is relevant
past and present merge as one
a life not yet done.”
Hello, old friends. It’s been a very, very long time. Around three years, to be exact. I thought I’d start this post out with a little haiku. It’s the first one I have written in those same three years. The same with any poetry in fact. I never considered myself a poetry savant, to begin with, but now the well seems to have run a little dry on my creativity. Imagine my surprise, and pleasure to discover that all of you were still here following me despite my abandoning you when things got a little rocky on my end. I’m not sure rocky is actually the right descriptive word for what went down in my life, but it comes close as any I suppose.
Before I dare bore you in a separate post, with some of what I have been doing, and where I have been.. I’d like to pay my respects to some missing family members that are no longer here with me on this journey. Those of you who have been following me from the beginning might remember some of the posts in the past I made about my dogs and my cats. They were a part of me. Family in the truest sense. Around the time I stopped writing, I lost both of my dogs.
Daisy and Honey were sisters from the same litter and had been inseparable from day one. I can only guess this closeness is what led to one passing right after the other. For a picture of them, I will simply direct you to an older post here, as seeing them still hurts. Just last year on August 31st, my beloved fat orange tabby joined them in animal heaven when he passed on from an extremely bad UTI infection. Pancake was one of a kind, and I still can’t look at his pictures without crying. You never realize just how much an animal can touch your life until you let them in. I am forever grateful that they let me be a part of their lives, no matter how fleeting.
So, now on to the real question right? Where have I been? Am I back to stay? I have been so many places, and gone through so many things in the last 3 years, that answering those questions are harder than you’d think. At the moment, I’d love nothing more than to promise I am back for good. Promises though are meant to be kept, and I’m just not sure I can commit to that right now. What I do know is that I’ve missed you all, and I hope that I can come back strong and not let you down again. What do you think? Are you up to forgiving me and rejoining me on this adventure called life?