…sitting in my car, eating seasalt chocolate and waiting for the rain to stop. Which is a pretty good metaphor for my life right now.

Note to self: I am not the only person in the world being rained on at this moment. In fact others scuttle past me, coatless and dripping.

I can take shelter, finish the bar of chocolate I bought yesterday to cheer me up. Remind myself that grief and head colds and rain (and chocolate bars!) don’t go on for ever, but transmute into the next thing.

I write a quick blog post, do up my coat, and head out into the now-fine drizzle.