Today is St Patrick’s Day. It is also my birthday and I feel quite honoured to have been born on this special day. I’m planning a small celebration later after work and another one tomorrow evening. The last week has been particularly difficult with unexpected news of a family bereavement, so I’ve been kind of reeling a little and going through the various stages of disbelief.
However, I’ve done a lot of creative writing and piano work since hearing the news and it was the music that really helped when the phone rang on Thursday lunchtime. I went to work afterwards; I work as a musician. I also forced myself to continue with the novel writing and have managed to complete the latest draft of a psychological thriller. I finished it on Saturday evening and started making plans for another story. Creativity truly helps.
Happy St Patrick’s Day to all my Irish friends.