This year has been one of pandemic, murder hornets, rioting, and (most recently) thundersnow. The truth is that for many people it has felt like a big yellow YOU ARE (stuck) HERE sticker without any map underneath to tell us where Here is. For some people, it means they've lost their bearings, for others, they're losing their minds. I just waned to remind you that You Are Here:
The feud began when Elby scurried out from beneath the sofa one evening and was startled to find me still sitting in my chair. I wasn't so much startled as horrified, but had I not gasped like a Victorian lady in need of her smelling salts, I don't think he would have paid me any mind.
I feel like it doesn't matter.
But I think that it does.
For a long while, coming back here daunted me, I'm not sure why. But I'm here. And so are you. Hello again my friend.
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We, as believers, are on the winning side. We're still scrapping with the world, the flesh, and the devil, but we know that the victory is ours and that keeps us going.
Or does it?
A couple of weeks ago, we went round the roundabout twice as dad tried to work out how to get to the drop-off zone. Two hours parking in our hometown bought us a five minute drop off at the airport. It was a case of getting the bags out of the car, hugging him, then leaving. He didn't look back. I think I might have cried if he had.
Not all of us enjoy discussing the weather and the state of the roads. But what if small talk really did have a purpose? What if...what if it actually mattered?
I've always loved other people's stories but over the last year or so, my curiosity has shifted. While still keenly interested in their stories, I find myself wondering more and more about the stories we don't tell.
Oh hello again. Happy New Year.