I'm sorry I haven't been around much this week. It hasn't been the best of weeks really. I'm not sleeping much at all and the cold is playing havoc with my joints with most of the pain being in my lower spine where I have osteo arthritis. I so wish Spring would hurry up honeys, things still hurt but I cope so much better when I can distract myself with sunshine, laundry and roses.
I had hoped to post an organizing post today but I was blindsided by the death of a man I've adored passionately for almost thirty years and was never lucky enough to meet. Crazy? Maybe honeys, but it doesn't hurt any less if I tell myself so. Today the fabulously talented actor Alan Rickman died and the world is so much darker for his no longer being a part of it.
Other than truly being an acting great, he also had a voice that made velvet seem like sandpaper by comparison and was also a genuinely wonderful human being who cared deeply about the world around him and the people in it.
The Potter books I've read and re-read and love so much I might never have read at all if not for Mr Rickman playing Snape in the movies. I spent all those years telling everyone who would listen (and some who didn't care either way) that Snape was positively not the villain he was being made to look. Imagine my joy then on the eventual outcome of the story :) There is so, so much more I want to write but can't. I cried today for a wonderful man and a specially reserved corner of my heart broke. It's a sad, sad day honeys xx.