Well hello there strangers and not-so-strangers. It’s a new world out there, or so I’ve been told – who really knows what’s actually going on out there?
It’s been a while, and I apologize for that (but in a ‘sorry to inconvenience everyone because I’m a polite Canadian’ way, not because there’s anything I should be apologizing for). The past several months have been a whirlwind of personal issues and deaths in the family and a few other things I could think of if I bothered, but long story short, I’m healthy, the kids are healthy, I’m still in a relationship, and work is hell. I’ve actually talked about quitting out loud a few times by now, which is a pretty big thing because of how much I (usually) love what I’m doing, but after being thrown under the bus a couple of times, the shiny parts ain’t so shiny no more. I feel a bit like:
Plus now the state of emergency means I could become a frontline worker at any time (depending on how things go down). Life, eh?
Anyhoo, enough about that.
In the meantime, I’ve collected like a bajillion (no exaggeration) links about art and other things that I’d like to clear out of my gmail drafts, so in this time of quiet contemplation and creative inspiration that working from home provides us with (please, I’m looking on the bright side), I will try to get some of that content out to you. Plus maybe some photos of my own from time to time.
I am a bit more active on twitter these days (@andtheunicorn, if anyone’s interested), where I try to post a different photo every day or three, plus I like to pretend I’m interacting with the world.
So, today is a ‘hello again’, next two posts are two I’ve had lined up since last August, and we’ll see what happens after that.
Stay healthy, everyone, wash your hands, and best wishes to you all! Special shout-out to all you teachers, shop workers, delivery people, mail persons, and others previously not appreciated but now deemed essential services – most especially to all those in the medical field. ♥ like crazy for you all.
chigau (違う) says
Good to hear from you rq.
Hello again, rq.
We’re living interesting times.
Yay, good to see you back.
I hope you can weather out this crisis ok. Yes, it’s “interesting” times and now we all know why “may you live in interesting times” is such a curse.
Anne, Cranky Cat Lady says
Hi, rq, good to see you.
Interesting times indeed. I hope yours will get less interesting in due course, rq. I am glad you will be posting again and I look forward to it.
Ice Swimmer says
rq, it’s nice to hear from you again!
Hi, rq, it’s good to have you back!
I’m sorry things have been so rough for you and I’m glad to see you back.