In some ways, I find it incredible to think that a month today will mark five years since Chris left this world. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it now, because I’m desperately trying to downplay it until it creeps up on me in a few weeks’ time. I’m hopeful that the details will fade, but the urge to sleep through that time of year remains strong in the light of the ‘milestone’ nature of this particular anniversary. They’re always difficult, and it’s not uncommon for me to end up thinking about it this far in advance. The fact that it was bothering me in January is new, but I guess that’s the milestone/millstone (whichever you prefer!) effect. I’m hopeful that this will be the last of the harrowing anniversaries, but I will wait and see what it brings. Still hard to believe how fast time seems to slip away. I’m lucky enough to have more than one photograph to look at, but this particular Ringo Starr song speaks to me at this time, and conveys a lot of the emotions involved in this for me.
‘Photograph‘ originally appeared on Ringo Starr’s 1973 album ‘Ringo’
I’ll leave you with Ringo’s song.
Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,