Thursday, October 19, 2017

Goodbye, Friend.


When did we meet?
I cannot remember exactly. It certainly was many years ago, through some common blogging friends.

You always characterized yourself as eccentric, introverted, and adverse to crowds but beneath that self professed allergy to humans, you were one of, if not the most, kind, authentic people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Your laughter, unbridled and straight from the heart, could warm up the coldest room. Your words, wise and honest but without malice, were always shared with no hidden agenda.

My regret? We never got to catch up as often as I would have liked. We are both workaholics, and certainly the physical distance did not help. Then came more work, family, and for me, my little monster. Life just gets in the way, doesn't it? And cruelly, it also takes everything  away with no warning.

I'm still stunned.
When I saw the news on FB, my only thought was, "It has to be a mistake"... but when I saw the news article, and the photo of your car, I was filled with a darkness and dread I cannot explain.

I'm still angry.
Why you? Why? It's not fair. You are the last person who deserved this.

I don't pray. I have never been the Godly, pious type... but I do hope you have found peace, and that heaven is a place where you have access to library filled with amazing books, a cosy nook all to yourself, with an amazing view, a record player, an endless selection of your favourite music and all the most delicious foods available 24/7.

RIP Gregory. You will be so very, very dearly missed.


Goodbye for now, Till I see you again,
J




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Blog Birthday #12

Wow.

12 years!

Ok, to be fair: It probably shouldn't be counted as 12 full years, given that I haven't been consistently blogging (there were certainly some LONG lapses when my day job took over my life*),... but still, it's gotta count for something, right? :)

This blog has been with me from my first job to my N-th job, from my single days to my married days, my pre-baby days to my sleep deprived mama days, through good days and bad days, through heartbreak and love, through (relative) thin-ness and fatness.

If you're reading, thanks for humouring and supporting me.
If you're not reading, (especially to all the friends and bloggers I used to meet up with all the time): Know that I miss you. Well, not ALL of you. :P But there certainly are a few which I miss so much.


Hugs,
J

* What can I say?: I've got bills to pay lah...
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