For those of you still reading this blog, I apologize for not being more productive with posts this last few months. This has been a difficult year for me as it relates to my writing, after my muse took an extended hike and left me without the motivation or the capacity to put any more words on paper -- electronically or otherwise.
It seems I'm coming out of that extended dry spell now, just in time for the holidays and to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving that includes a long weekend for some. I hope you enjoyed yesterday with friends and/or family, or just treasuring your own quiet time, whatever tradition brings you the most peace and joy.
I wanted to share this video with you. Although it's already three years old and released during one of the darkest times in American history with a major pandemic underway, it was sent out to our family group by a cousin this year during our Thanksgiving morning round of wishes and thoughts and photos, and it was honestly the first time I'd heard it. (The lyrics are cleverly included in the images on this one.)
‘Cause we made it through, I do believe,
The longest year in history.
That brought a tear to my eye. It reminded me that time is something we can never get back, and in spite of the setbacks, the disappointments, the slowly dissolving blocks of available time, and the lack of will to buckle down and work on a story or two -- at heart, I'm still a writer. And I have stories I still want to share.
I'm going to work harder at doing just that in the coming months.
Meanwhile, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to the Christmas season.
I hope to be back with another blog soon. (No, really!)