2022 was a year of peak contrast in my life.
On the one hand I enjoyed the liberty of working exclusively on a project in which I had full creative control, without having to worry about asking for commissions or feeling mortified whenever the bills were due —one of the few things I actually miss from a stable employment. But on the other hand…
Losing your mother is not something you will ever fully recover from. It’s like learning to cope with the loss of a limb or your eyesight; there’s a marked Before/After moment in your life you will never be able to forget or remove from the back of your mind. And this last new year’s eve, despite the great food and the enjoyment of having been surrounded by many family members who support and love me, had nevertheless a sad undertone because it was the first one without her.
I don’t know what 2023 will bring. Without boring you to death with a summary of the current political situation in Mexico, suffice it to say the future looks more than dire. Then again I’ve always been a “glass half empty” kind of guy anyway, as I’ve already stated on past entries in this page.
And at least I have the final release of the Tarot cards and accompanying book to look forward to in 2023. Here’s hoping they become tools for like-minded weirdos to unleash all sort of good trouble into this wretched world.
One day at a time, I guess.