I know I'm early but Happy Thursday all!
I haven't been around much since Hurricane Sandy (along with the full moon, high tide and Nor'easter) dropped in and left unbelievable destruction in her wake. In the course of everything that was going on, I didn't think about my storage rooms and flooding. Well, needless to say, not much was salvaged once the water receded. Lots of antique furniture, clothes, appliances, household items and papers destroyed, but what broke my heart was the loss of all the photos and my cedar chest. My family photos, especially my son's baby pics and those of family members now gone just broke my heart. Is it wrong to mourn all of the SK first editions that I had collected lo these many decades? Those and so many other books were destroyed. I've been shouldering on, but the tears come unexpectedly. It's been hard to remind myself that I have much to be thankful for, but I remain grateful that just things were destroyed and we are still here.
Big hugs and good wishes to you all - I hope that you manage through the curve balls life tosses in your direction and that you find you can still dance.
Thanks Spidey - hugs do a world of good these days! These days it seems like we should be on the lookout for locusts next.
It's been a long year this year and, though my Mom says I'm wishing my life away, I will be happy to see the tail end of it.
Be well, I toast you with my cuppa!
Is it wrong to mourn all of the SK first editions that I had collected lo these many decades? Those and so many other books were destroyed.
No, not at all. It's natural. But the mourning of things, even things you loved, irreplaceable things, will pass more quickly and easily than the mourning for a family member would have. So hang in there. You will be okay. (((onlyewe))) Maybe when you are feeling a bit better, building some new photo albums with new memories would be a good idea. And remember, there are a lot of SK first editions just waiting for you to find them.