Endings and Beginnings

We were, I thought, a surprisingly large group of walkers on Saturday given that we are in the middle of the holidays and people have every excuse to  indulge in the art of sleeping in.  However,  there were the keeners who arrived at 7:30 am and the rest of us (we the sloths?) who arrived at 8:30 am, all joining together to walk around the cemetery on a warmish (certainly for December) but overcast  day.  It was so good to see so many familiar faces (and some new ones)  and to be able to wish everyone well, including our man of  the bicycle accident.  Furthermore,  some courageous souls race walked in the Resolution Run on Sunday morning, bless them.  I, dear reader, remained in my  bed, warm and dry.

As we parted on Saturday morning, a chorus of “See you next year” was heard and so we have come to the end of 2019 and our last Saturday walk of the year.  Endings are always bittersweet, it’s been quite a tumultuous year, containing both joy and grief and we look forward to beginning a new one.  I hope that 2020 will be a kind year to each and every one of us.

Happy New Year everyone!

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