Operation Oysterhood: 22 December

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

My last visit to the printers for the year – this time to pick up the latest issue of New Contrast. I will be sending it out to subscribers after Christmas.

I wrote a blog post about 2021 and Karavan Press, and had a typo in the original title, of course (it has been a loooooong year).

In the morning, I also saw my counsellor and we spoke about topics that in a strange way prepared me for the news of the afternoon: a dear, lovely friend has been diagnosed with a serious disease. I saw her together with another friend and we spoke about this new reality, the fears and hopes for the future, and how we will be facing it together. We cannot travel this journey for her, but we will be there for her. And in my head, I am planning a big ladies’ lunch to celebrate the day when all the pain and anxiety are behind her and she can enjoy her life to the fullest again.

Our health is such a fragile, precious thing. We need to treasure it.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local. Get vaccinated, please.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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