It's been an unusually wintery autumn. Storms at the end of October
took all the pretty leaves away and frost and ice already cover everything.
Where autumn for me is usually a vibrant and energetic season,
winter is a dark and quiet time - and this year it seems fitting.
Since the American election I have been careful who I engage with
(even Swedes). I know I would lose it if someone said the wrong thing.
For many months I have been a crappy blogger, spending most of my
on-line time on Facebook or Instagram instead. I am starting to change that,
slowly going back to my blog rounds, but I am still not commenting much.
I find it hard to get excited about stuff, or I am afraid of saying the wrong thing.
I am thinking alot these days, about my over-seas friends, about politics,
about the future. The right wing winds are blowing everywhere, here too.
I am in the process of getting back to work soon, getting on with my life,
being out there in the real world. Even though I feel ready, I am a little
afraid of what kind of people I may encounter, and their views of the world.
So for now I read, I clean a bit, I listen to Christmas songs and begin
decorating (too early, I know, but it gives me a small amount of joy),
I do my best to try to feel safe - for myself and for others.
And even though I may not comment, please know that I do visit
and I think about all of you wherever you are, Americans or not.