the new record has me feeling nostalgic and willing to throw this out into the void.
i enjoyed reading up on everyone here--even the people i know irl, because these are digest versions of stories we don't take time to ask or tell or know sometimes.
my news isn't great, but it's mine. after almost 5 years post-treatment, my wife's cancer returned and metastasized; non-operable, but hopefully treatable. it has flipped my immediate world upside down and changed the way i think about the future.
my kids are great, but i dread for them what's coming over the next however-many-years we have as a family unit. i lost my dad when i was 33, and it was hard. i can't imagine losing a parent earlier than that.
i'm still teaching, and find a safe place in that. the kids are all right, as they say. i don't find much time to run or play music any more, but those are activities that slip behind more pressing obligations and work to be done. they don't fit in my life as it stands right now.
life's mean and unfair and beautiful and cruel. it's one thing to know that philosophically, but i'm finding it's different to live it. i'm wishing you all peace and health and, barring those, the fortitude to navigate their absence.