2020, sad and hopeful

Today is Monday,

the 21 st of December 2020,

Christmas is,

only a few days away.

I am off from work,

I have been for a few days.

I am listening to,

Harry Belafonte sing,

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day,

it’s a beautiful song,

sad, and yet,


This is how I feel,

this December,

sad, but hopeful.


for all that,

this year has taken,

the most important,

for me,

the hardest part,



losing my mother.

But, this year,

has also given me,

a job,

a sense of purpose,

meeting wonderful people,

learning things,


and things about myself.

It has also been a year,

of new relationships,

of stronger bonds,

with old friends.

2020 has been a hard year,

it has taken much,

from all of us,

for some jobs,


for others,

the spontaneity and fun,

of living,

but, for so many others,

their health,

their loved ones,

their lives,

a hard year,

but all years are hard,

and all years have joy.

I miss mom,

more than I can say,

and Christmas,

will be very hard,


Christmas will come,

and soon,

a New Year will dawn,

bringing with it a vaccine,

and the hope of,

fun and whimsy,

returning to our lives.

Stay safe friends,

don’t take silly risks.

A simple quiet Christmas,

is the way to go.

Be well.

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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