I haven’t posted for a while because ….well, things have been difficult. Still are, actually, but if I don’t get back into the writing habit soon I may never do so.
The problem wasn’t exactly writers block. I met obligations to write for publication elsewhere, but got mugged too often by real life to put anything up here.
This was no classic “Jeffrey Bernard is unwell” situation. It was those around me who were unwell – at the most inconvenient times – and I was the only available nursemaid. Likely themes came up, I’d write a sentence or two, then emergencies arose and by the time things had calmed down the issue was dead and further comment would be irrelevant.
Now a Christmas break from “The Unpleasantness” brings a rare chance to regroup before 2018 and “business as abnormal”. I intend making the most of it.
Stuff I’ve experienced since I last wrote makes me realise some things are gone – forever – and some things that used to matter to me no longer do. I have lost the patience to wait for some people to change, or even start acting with common decency.
Time to follow the path not chosen because of my naive belief that if you treat people right they always respond in kind. Sadly not; some just get their snouts deep in the trough and forget everything else.
I am not about to join them. If anything, I will be trying harder than ever to spread sweetness and light to humanity. Just not to those who refuse to do the same.
So be warned, in 2018 this blog may change direction. With a certain amount of baggage now shed, I even hope it will become lighter and funnier.
Right, that’s it. Blockage over, back on track.