Our big holiday to Japan was two years ago, and I need to let go.
It was a fantastic trip, to somewhere I’d been dreaming of going since my early teens. We were looking ahead, thinking of other big holidays we’d want to take. New York for my 50th. Venice for Karen, her dream destination. And back to Japan.
Then Covid-19 hit and travel was gone.
We had the photos from the trip as a screensaver, always scrolling past with memories. Two years later I’m still looking, fixating on that trip as a symbol of the world that was. Mourning for that world.
The girls are more focused on our trip to Mildura that’s coming up. The near future not the past. I need to do the same.