Right around the Corner

This may,

just be,

my last blogpost of 2021.

I want to step away,

from social media,

from all media,

a little.

Read, walk, paint,

listen to music.

I have spent,

four wonderful days,

with my lovely lady,


with the dearest of friends.

I am happy.

Next is New Year’s,

it will be quiet,

we must keep flattening,

the curve of omicron.

This is a time of year,

where we look back,

on the year,

that is on it’s way out,

and look forward to,

the coming year.

which is right around the corner.

I have so much,

to be thankful for.

The best friends,

a job I love,

a home which could not,

make me happier,

and, well…

an amazing woman in my life.

2021, was a year of healing,

of love,

a year of ending a bad relationship,

and embracing a healthy one,

a year of growth.

This is not to say,

I didn’t doubt myself,

that I didn’t feel,




at this f*****g pandemic.


this year of continued,

not too extensive,

social interaction,

allowed me to get to know,


in some cases,

appreciate more,

in other cases,

the wonderful people,

in my life.

I believe I have grown.

I am so much more,


to my reactions,

knee jerk and other,

I have worked on myself,

I have learned,

about myself,

I have learned to listen,

to the voice deep inside of me,

I have learned that loneliness,

and longing,

can lead to rashness.

I have learned,

to take a breath,

make a cup of tea,

and not jump to conclusions.

I have learned that my mother,

was very right when she said,

‘you will be alright, you are loved’

I am alright,

I am loved,

I am standing,

and I am freakin’


Hope your Christmas was lovely,

and that the New Year,

will bring,





and peace,

but, above all else,

in these times of Covid,

continued good health.

Be well you all.

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


  1. Hey Caroline, not one of your girls, but definitely glad to be named among your friends 😊. Lovely raw honest post, as you so are. Happy New Year! Hope to share a beer or two or three with you in 2022!

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