Friday, 14 December 2012
The Circle of Life etc
I've been struck lately by a few odd things. My sister-in-law in the UK sends all of us marvelous and thoughtful Christmas cards every year - only last year they arrived at the end of January. Instead of opening them, I told her that I would keep them for the family for this year instead. We opened them last week. The thing I hadn't bargained on was that she would have signed all the cards on my dad's behalf as well. He died in July this year. By the same token, the several cards are addressed to each of us individually - except that our new baby's name is absent. He arrived in October. Another funny thing: I've been finding lately, that new words I've come across, whose meanings I have had to look up, have suddenly popped up in another context a couple of days later. Mostly, I've dismissed this as heightened awareness on my part, maybe the words weren't that unusual, but then came this one: "Blefaroplasty". I read it first on the after-care instructions given to me by my surgeon after my eyelid op. Two days later, I came across it in the middle of a detective novel. How weird is that? Do you think the universe is trying to tell me something?