I had an inclination to write a sort of “line in the sand” post with the hope that the coming year would be more….amenable…than the past two. Summer is just starting to study “Of Mice and Men” and the quote which inspired it seems so apposite for the last couple of years:
The best laid plans o’ mice and men
gang aft agley*
and leave us nought but grief and pain
for promised joy!Robert Burns – “To a Mouse” – 1786. *often go wrong
Never a truer word spoken. It has been such a time of grief, and pain, stress and worry. Many have lost loved ones, and those who haven’t have lost time with their people.
We’re into the second week of January 2022 and ‘plus ça change’!**.READ MORE