Sunday, 20 December 2015

Travelling ghosts!

We have arrived at the shortest day. Alleluia!

This time tomorrow I will be setting out on the next adventure. It is not all joy....

But mostly it is.....I will be meeting friends and not travellng alone like I was last year.

The plumber says he will fix my heating before I get back.....ahem!

Today I will open most of my parcels....I would have to take another small suitcase to get them all in and people have been very Christmas starts here today!

It still feels very weird that at a time when I should be filling my larder with Christmas food I am busy clearing out the fridge, emptying the bread bin and chucking out rather a lot of bottles (empty of course)

Cudgelling my poor brain to try to cover all eventualities will go on all day....printing out my luggage labels, getting all my travel documents together still fills me with apprehension....I am travelling alone even though I will be meeting friends eventually....I always assume that I'll fail some how but as I've now done it several times as a lone traveller I am slightly more confident than I was last year!

Regrets, backward glances over my shoulder accompany me where ever I go and my ghosts travel with me always. I am not leaving them behind...just moving them all to new pastures temporarily...

There is so much to be thankful for in all this...and I am. Thank you God.


Ray Barnes said...

Knowing your positive approach to every aspect of life I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. Good luck, best wishes and a very Merry Christmas to you Jean. X

Jean Rolt said...

Thank you Ray...and I hope the same for you too...have a blessed Christmas!

UKViewer said...

The business of life going on, is rendered colourful by the Ghosts that accompany us. It we've retained memories of them and how they've influenced our lives.

But we have to go on living, Ghosts and all - and I think that those memories of those we have loved are a grace in their own way as they stay part of us through our lives.

The sad memories are I believe overcome by the joyful ones - those good memories staying with us, while the sadness does fade further into the background.

But I know that you're really competent despite your doubts about forgetting something. As Julian of Norwich said "All will be Well" :)