Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
I missed you
This is Neville, one of H.I.'s loyal Summer School students, taking a little break over those gone before.
Enough of this death, doom and destruction - let's have a little break from it.
A friend of mine who collapsed in a supermarket through alcohol abuse and malnutrition a couple of weeks ago, is back in the pub and drinking tomato juice, looking so much healthier and talking with a positive attitude about life. Today was his first day back in work, after he had thought he did not have a job to go back to - or a wife and son who cared about him more than he imagined at his lowest point.
I thought he was a gonner, and so did the doctors, but he is twice the man he was before collapsing and it really seems to be a real life, 'It's a Wonderful Life' story, without the snow. Other friends of mine have not come out the other side intact like he did, but maybe they didn't have Clarence.
Amidst the killing, war and hatred, it is important to tell those you love that you still do, while you still have the chance.
I saw little Anna again tonight - the first time in weeks.
"I missed you!", I said.
"I missed you too," she said back, and I really think she meant it.