I'm eating better, taking supplements, trying to get more exercise. Although my blood tests have still not given a conclusive result, just maintaining a healthier lifestyle has got to pay dividends. I admit that I've not been taking care of myself. There's nobody to kick me up the butt. Which means a virtual kick in the butt, from you, my kind friend, will most certainly inspire.
The past eight months have been months of great upheaval on so many levels. Maybe, just maybe, part of my exhaustion is psychological. I'm no longer in the role of single dad. I feel useless and miss the times when my beloved son relied on me. I suppose I'm experiencing "empty nest syndrome." When the pain of such loneliness is at its most profound, I sit here as the sound of silence screams at me. May the screams become a gentle whisper.
In my attempt to work through the exhaustion, I decided the purchase of a new camera might get me out there again. I share with you a few photos of locations within ten minutes of where I live. It's a start and may I photograph further afield.
It started with a ten second stroll down the hallway in the building I know live in. The above view is of Leek, Staffordshire, England from a hallway window. I shared the above photo on the Leek, Staffordshire Facebook page. I'm amazed at the positive reaction I got on that Facebook page.
Across the road from where I live is Brough Park. Just beyond the edges of the park is this pathway. A pathway, just ten minutes from home.
There before me, just to the west, a vision of green, pleasant tranquillity.
A farmhouse off in the distance.