I would like to apologize for my lack of posts in the last month or so. Please let me explain my absence.
Someone I love very much was very sick. He's no longer sick, but he is also no longer with us. In the weeks preceding his passing, I tried to pretend nothing was wrong. In the weeks preceding those, I really thought he was getting better. (Sometimes optimism is a curse.)
I have been very affected by his passing. We knew each other our whole lives. He was more than a relative; he was my first friend.