Hello my lovely Batties, it’s been a while since I last wrote a post. When I look back over the year, I can see that things got a little dark in the latter half. I make no apologies for that as it was me being real. I write not just to entertain others but as an outlet and therapy for myself too! However, you might be pleased to know that I’m intending to lighten up in the coming months, with a few short stories and general Fruitbat observations! I can’t promise that it won’t get a bit dark again as writing is an organic process.
This past year has been tough in so many ways, not just for me personally. It seems that so much hatred, disrespect and ignorance has blighted the world and seemed nearer to home. It has been a year of political chaos and corporate greed, being spewed out at what seems an accelerated rate. I have been heartened that so many folk have woken from their lethargy and taken action. I know that this has resulted in some seemingly crazy political shifts but I also know that to get relief one has to literally lance the abscess! It is my hope and prayer that this is what we’ve been seeing, on a personal level (I can’t be the only one having a rough time!) and globally, which means that relief/solutions are on their way, hooray!
The holiday seasons are always difficult for those who live alone or have lost somebody close. So for those who struggle with particular individuals within their own sphere, remember that we are lucky to have them (no matter how irritating). The true heart of the season is love, so let’s embrace that and enjoy our many blessings. It’s not presents, food, alcohol or chocolate that will sustain us through the ups and downs of life, its friendship. The greatest gift we can offer is our time, so take time to tell those around you how much you care.
So to all Batties and non Batties everywhere, I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.