Nobody knows when it happened – but everyone knew that it had snowed during the night. It’s an excellent example of the legal term ‘circumstantial evidence’ – although you didn’t see it actually snowing during the night – when you awoke and looked out the window – you accepted it as a ‘fact.’
But it seldom snows in Vancouver. At least not like it has in the past three days! In Seattle, yesterday was the second largest snowfall ever recorded in the past seventy years! I’ve used my snowblower four times in the past two days – and now another five to six centimeters of snow this morning!
I’ve been waiting for the ‘right’ time to resume my writing. I can’t remember a year in my life when I had more hurt and disappointment than the past year (2016). Usually, I bounce right back from setbacks but lately, I’ve found it takes much longer. Life can sometimes seem to be like trying to put toothpaste back into its tube or feathers back into a pillow.
I recently returned from Montreal, where I had attended a meeting of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Measurement Steering Committee – Person-Centred-Perspective. Our committee’s five-year term ends in March 2017 but the mandate of CPAC has just been renewed for another five years by the Government of Canada. I am hoping to be invited to serve as a patient advocate on one of the new committees.
So, now that I am back at the keyboard – and anxious to reveal all of my ‘uppers and downers’ of last year – where should I begin?
To be continued…