We have arrived in this new year of 2022 with many social activities postponed or cancelled for the second year. In my case this situation gave me more time to reflect, but sadly not the enthusiasm to transfer these reflections to paper !
However at last, as we are now in mid January, here I am with ‘pen to paper’.
Under open sky’s (both night and day) I have from time to time walked and reflected on the passing of the past year.
This, of course, brought up the subject of the covid pandemic, which led inevitably to the subject of love and loss.
As I held these thoughts at this time of the new year, my mind travelled back just over 100 years to 1918-1920 and the Spanish Flu epidemic.
My own mother lost her mother at this time and at a very young age. Some years ago as my own Mama approached the end of her life we talked of this event in 1918 when she was only 11 years old, her mothers’ only child, and the impact it had on her life, both positive and negative.
This series of blogs is entitled “Life is a life long Lesson”. Sometimes perhaps this may apply not only within our own lives, but within the lives of those who have gone before, and what they may have learned from their life’s journey. Sometimes perhaps the lessons we need to learn come from not only our own inner voice, but to listening now (and possibly even again! )to the voices of those who love and care about us ….. both past and present.
With love and all best wishes to you all for this year of 2022.