i’m starting writing this at 6.52 on a Saturday morning, unable to get back to sleep after waking from a dream where Claire was briefly a mermaid and that particular bit of information shocked me awake. i’m very definitely not under the effects of any painkillers right now, as my teeth, head, right arm and nose will all attest to.
it’s, frankly, been some of the weirdest few days of my life. i don’t remember that much of what happened and i’m already bored of telling people about it (although i know everyone is interested, so don’t be too afraid to ask), but the reaction of all my friends since has been overwhelming and more than a little humbling, to say the least.
all the exclamations of shock, the offers of help and all the concerns about my wellbeing have been genuinely incredible, but the thing that’s blown me away is the gift that seems to have come from an outpouring of generosity from everyone that could and wanted to give something. it utterly and completely means the world, and, even though i didn’t manage to cry on receiving it last night, rest assured that i’ve, ever so slightly, teared up this morning (although i’m definitely putting that down to banging my nose and arm in quick succession. shut up.).
anyway, i just wanted to say thank you once again. i’ll never forget this.