At last – a little more light.

It’s funny (strange, not humorous, most of the time) what other people can do for those of us whom grief has touched. I’ve always been interested in it from a personal perspective, rather than the academic one. (Whether that’s because I feel, and maybe know that I’ve leaned on others a little too much over the past few years, or there’s some other motivation I don’t know.)

However, I’ve been quiet here for a while now, and there’s a good reason for that. I think I’m finally coming out of the other side of all this. Yeah, this experience brought me a few ‘stripes’ I never wanted to earn, but looking back on it, I’m proud of how far I seem to have come. However, I know it’s now up to me to keep up this mindset, so I can get through whatever may threaten to engulf me again…but I’m going to borrow a few words now from George Harrison, which came to mean a lot to me via Chris: ‘I won’t accept defeat’.

New mantra? Oh, yes! (It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve made and broken that same promise- now I make it anew, and I’m damn well going to keep it.)

Love to all,


About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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