Readers, I have lost my blogging mojo. I don’t know where it’s gone. It may be in the pile of administration that I have set aside to get through this week. It may be in the pile of laundry I mentioned in my last post. It may be that my mother has just arrived from South Africa and I want to spend all my spare minutes with her, because I love and miss her so.
I am also grieving. My very young and spirited aunt went into hospital in Johannesburg four weeks ago, where it was discovered that she had leukaemia. She died last Tuesday. Her memorial service was on Monday and I wasn’t able to be there, but my mother and my brother were. He led the tributes to my aunt, saying “her spirit will live on in her two beautiful daughters”. My heart breaks for the two girls, and their father, who now have to learn to live with memories.
So, my friends, you will be patient with me while I take a small blogging break. I know I’ve been tagged for two memes, and I promise to come back and play soon. In the meanwhile, I will continue to read, possibly comment now and again. I will be enjoying my mother’s company, watching how much she loves my children and quietly mourning my aunt.