I had a really sad day Monday, very weepy, since no longer working with dates I forget all kinds of things, I often don’t even know what date it is, I know a round about date but I always have to check the exact date when asked now.
I knew that Friday was the day I was demoing for Letraset at Create and Craft and I ploughed myself into getting lots of prep done for that date.
Today a song came on the radio (Rod Stewart Sailing) and it stopped me dead in my tracks, I suddenly heard myself saying “oh my God, what date is it?” This song was released shortly after loosing my brother Russell he was lost at sea when he was in the Merchant Navy, a young lad of 17 years old with the world at his feet. I franticly looked at a calendar and realised that I was one day late for his memorial, I’m devastated, I never miss it or forget, I hadn’t even rang my Mam, well the tears started falling and just wouldn’t stop. How on earth could I forget, I think of him every single day, why did nothing trigger my memory.
Of course I rang my Mam and couldn’t apologise enough, and of course she was fine about it but I still feel utterly ashamed at myself.
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