I’ve been away from here for a minute, I know, but I will be back. In the meantime, I leave you with the sad news that Mum, that extraordinary woman, known for her somewhat dubious taste in Horror movies, has gone into the great beyond, wherever that may be! She passed November 22nd from a chronic illness.

I took a leave of absence from work (and this blog) to take care of her in her final days. I never got a chance to show her this blog, or tell her how semi-famous she was from me mentioning her all the time. I did get to tell her how much I loved, and will always love and miss her, and that’s something a lot of people don’t get a chance to do, sometimes.

I’m doing okay. I’m not alone. Despite that several members of my family have died just this week (two cousins, one of whom I grew up with), my family is still quite vast, and many of them are close by. I’m well taken care of, and being watched over by my siblings, aunts, and uncles, who have been great at advising me through this entire affair.

She was ready to go, (her illness was quite serious) and by that time, I was okay with her leaving. Sometimes you have to let go of people, and even though I’d been preparing myself for this moment for the last ten years, it still hurts.

I’ll be back in December, after her homegoing ceremonies are completed, but I don’t know what the future holds for me. In the past ten to fifteen years, Mom started to do a lot of things she never gave herself the opportunity to do when we were kids, and I was her facilitator in these endeavors. I even got her to watch superhero movies with me! I’m going to use this event to do some of the things she wouldn’t allow herself to do, or was terrified that I would actually do…and if she’s watching, maybe she can enjoy these events through me. (I don’t know if that’s how things work, in the afterlife. If there is one.)

I’m gonna be back though because I love writing about the stories I consume from film and TV, and I got stuff to say!

Until I’m back:

Good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

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