roadbones  asked:

Your tattoos are beautiful <3 if you don't mind me asking, what happened to your brother?

Ahh, thanks. :) They’re simple but they make me happy, for now.

My brother was killed in a bike accident back in July. I posted about it back when it happened. We’re getting ready to celebrate our first Thanksgiving without him - he was a chef and a baker and Thanksgiving was *his* holiday - so it’s pretty rough right now, but that’s how it goes. Nothing we can do to change it.

My life is a bit filled with ravens right now because of all this. I don’t mind. They’re annoyingly brilliant birds.

kelcer  asked:

Please don't push yourself past what you want to do while you are grieving. It hasn't been very long and you had a BIG loss. Let yourself take all the time you need, and your fans out here will be glad when you come back, and glad that you are taking care of yourself.

Thank you, it means a lot. :) The support I have gotten has helped so much. I’m getting through this, slowly, but steadily. I miss him so much, but I am so grateful for the time I had with him. I’m angry at the person who killed him, but feel for her lifelong burden, too.

Getting through things is complicated. But I will, and I’ll be back. He liked that I had success (and enjoyment) in blogging. I can’t abandon it. I won’t abandon it.

Real posts again soon.

Maybe (!) even tonight. :)