All this week, as a way of aiding her recovery, I’ve been encouraging Luscious to do one normal thing a day. Just to ground her, and to give her an anchor around which she can do whatever she needs to do until bedtime each day. It’s an approach I need to take on myself. So, in that spirit, here’s a normal thing: a new Lego 250 review. And it’s in my favourite building scale of all time: Micropolis!
Cattle die and kinsmen die,
thyself too soon must die,
but one thing never, I ween, will die, —
fair fame of one who has earned.
Havamal 76, from ‘The Poetic Edda’
The kids and I flew back from his funeral yesterday. Luscious is in Perth until Thursday, when she will return to us. Perhaps it’s time to talk about it.
On September 21st, my bonus son Blake lost the battle, and took his own life. He was a week past having turned 25 years of age.