I am currently feeling very detached from my life in Shetland. I have been away for what feels like a very long time.  I can’t actually remember when I left to come to England.

Flossie recently sent me these photos and I find it hard to think this was me.

And these are my animals.

Most odd.

Deep down I know that I am missing my life. I just can’t give myself the luxury to think it.

8 thoughts on “Detached

  1. Sam

    Those of us who have walked a path like this, understand the disconnect. It is a protection for your heart. Use it. Your critters will be overjoyed to have you back, but will wait for that day. Major hugs from New England.

  2. diane in northern wis

    Oh Francis, I hear what you’re saying. You left behind a beautiful life with loved ones and so many beautiful creatures awaiting your return. You will get back there… just don’t know when, which is the really hard part right now. Just trust that it will happen and until then, do your best to live each day the best you can and continue to give your Mum your support and love. You can do it.

  3. Louise Stopford

    Just know that your family of humans and animals are all waiting and are there for you and it is still your life in Shetland that awaits your return. Must be so hard being so far away from everyone, but obviously at this moment you have no choice. Take time, time is a healer (or so they say). Sending you very best wishes from Cheshire.

  4. Jayne

    You have no choice, and being near your Mum is where you have to be right now, and you are there because of the thoroughly decent person you are, even though it is extremely hard.

    But that does not lessen the trauma of having been wrenched from all that is your ‘normal’, which on top of the stress and worry of your Mum’s ill health, is very very hard.


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