Blogging Light for a little while
I’m planning to travel to Italy on Wednesday to see the Beach Boys, and will have no internet access for the few days I’m over there.
But I say planning because one of the few things that could be more important has come up — my wife’s grandfather, who has been seriously ill for years, looks like he is going to die in the next day or two.
I’ve already booked my wife’s ticket over to the US (where her family live), but depending on how much her family want me there, I may have to cancel my fun trip for one that is much less fun.
That sounds like a very callous way of looking at it, but it’s not. Holly’s grandfather is, outside Holly herself, my favourite member of her family, and I’ve cried quite a bit today thinking of him. But me attending the funeral won’t bring him back, won’t give me any ‘closure’ (funerals only ever make me feel worse, never better), will stress Holly more (she’ll worry about me, I don’t travel well), and would cost a ludicrously huge amount of money at this notice (on top of the ludicrous amount of money we paid for Holly’s ticket). I’m willing to do it anyway if they want me there, though.
Either way, the next week is going to involve some comforting of my distraught wife, and some foreign travel, so don’t expect much from me. If I end up going to the Beach Boys gigs, expect very, very detailed reports at the weekend. If I don’t, don’t.