almost as an afterthought
as I was leaving
"happy new year",
I think she knew I needed to hear that!
Her tinkling voice sounded like I would imagine an angel's voice sounds.
Immediately the pain rose all the way from my gullet right up into my head now awash with tears.
I could not hold back the avalanche any longer, it took just one kind word from a stranger
for the release to start, all the pent-up emotion of the last few days, weeks, year..........
she'll never know how touched and thankful I was to hear that little affirmation of human kindness!
The year seems to be ending on a dark note the same as it started. I have been very ill over Christmas and the weeks before I have not felt too well. Party plans had to be aborted, spending time with my son and family all had to be postponed, added to that we have also been under flood threat due to the increased rainfall, so our furniture was raised off of the floor! I have been looking for those chinks of light in the dark and for sure they're there but I'm struggling to locate them just now!
I am not one to give up easily though
I take heart from all the little sparks of light that shine forth here in my
I'm already feeling a glow thinking of you all
and therefore I'm taking this opportunity to wish each and every one
a very very
HAPPY NEW YEAR