It has occurred to me that this is probably the first time in my whole life that I have spent a Christmas or New Years Day entirely on my own. We would always have shared them together, and before I’d met John I would have been with family.
I did spend Christmas with family, but today I’ve been all day at home alone, trying to treat it like any other day, and getting on with things like sorting and washing.
But it’s not any other day. It’s the first day that it’s already that he died last year, not this year any more. Everyone comments on the passage of time, my life is racing on. But I feel utterly adrift with a completely uncertain future.
I didn’t stay up for the new year. What’s everyone celebrating anyway? The fact that the world has kept on turning?
I don’t think I’ll ever be singing Auld Lang Syne again, not without John to sing it with.