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Posted by Pat Lynch | Mar 13, 2016 @ 03:06 PM | 9,690 Views
I'll try not to be too emotional here but the worst event of my 70 plus years was the passing away of my dear wife Liz. After a horrible year of up-and-down health issues, her frail heart finally gave way and she died after an hour or so of discomfort and thankfully, without pain....I was shattered. We had been through much hope and worry over the last year or so but this was not the expected outcome. On the 28th of December it was all over and I faced 2016 on my own for the first time in over 40 years
I guess that, like everyone in this situation, the new year brings a massive rethink about the way ahead, priorities shift dramatically and almost every aspect of one's life is reassessed. But it's not all doom and gloom. Amid the inevitable bouts of sadness (and not a few tears) a few aspects of one's life can be modified, simplified and maybe even improved. A shared desire of Liz and myself was always to de-clutter our way of life, our penchant for collecting anything that was interesting, and the accumulation of the paraphernalia that inevitably grows along with any passions - for my dear wife it was craft and antiques, for myself, modelling, art, music and Scifi! I really don't need three electronic piano keyboards (two are in storage), hundreds of old picture frames, or several antique dinner sets.....etc!
Needless to say, the local charity shops, book fair organisers and the local rubbish dump are doing well!
While I haven't got back to modelling again yet, I have...Continue Reading