Please Pardon My Absence

It was the Roman poet Sextus Propertius who is said to have given the world the first notion that absence makes the heart grow fonder when he wrote, “Always toward absent lovers love’s tide stronger flows.”

That his name endures in the canon of great poets more than 2000 years after his pre-Christ passing is remarkable, especially for a poet inept at composing even simple nursery rhyme.

My appreciation of poetry is sadly deficient and I admit when I saw the name Sextus Propertius my first thought was, man, I’ll bet it’s funny when they read his name aloud in high school English class. But his initial wisdom persists, as I am reminded whenever I return home from a jaunt (and or a trip & hospital stay).

It feels so very, very good to be home. 

Life, since we last chatted, dear friends, has been a massive whirlwind of activity, and yet also powerfully serene at times as well. The latter point, no doubt, comes from laying down each night in St. John's, Newfoundland under my Aunt's roof with my siblings and Dad, at home after so many - too many - years on the long, engrained road of life. It was amazing to spend some much needed time with my Poppy whom I love so very much.

I'm starting to recover from my illness, I'm back to work and back to blogging...it's feels so good to get back to normal. Please bear with my while I catch up with you all!




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