I felt I should stop by with an explanation for my tardiness and lack of posts recently. It’s not that I don’t want to be here with you. I don’t want you to feel in any way neglected. If I could, I would be here every day.
Of course, I could tell you all about my recent alien abduction which resulted in my being taken off planet and not allowed to return until I was able to provide a decent explanation of why we humans are intent on destroying the Earth and each other like a giant wave of locust, all consuming and mindlessly driven en mass. But that would possibly sound like a plot stolen from some weird film featuring a confusing and sexy male lead like Keanu Reeves.
Then there was the recent trip I took on the back of an space diving Orca to slide round the rings of Saturn, paint Mars red and eat chips on Neptune. But again, you might not appreciate just how, sometimes, these trips are necessary as a way of escapism.
Instead I could just tell you about the hectic, frantic, emotional and challenging time we have had here in the last few months. It would be a lengthy story involving family crisis, intense plummets into the deepest of miserable days and sudden rises into the light relief of happy moments; laughing children, grieving adults and the realisation that sometimes we have to discard people who drain us and embrace friends who are able to give us a moment of support.
But that all sounds a bit too melodramatic and dark.
So how about I just apologise and promise that there will be an improvement coming very soon.
Hope to see you all again.