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Reeling from A Great Loss - The February Fox
It took a bit of courage to press publish on this one. You may have noticed I’ve been absent on Instagram recently which is actually very bizarre for my normal routine. I’m slowly creeping back into it and I wanted to give you some insight as to why I’ve been taking an unintentional hiatus. In short: I’ve been really sad. Back in November my grandfather passed away. He was sick for a long time, but the timing was still unexpected. Gramps and I were very close from the beginning. He was a volunteer firefighter in Buffalo and he would take me on the occasional call with him, let me help him mow the lawn with the riding tractor, and taught me all of the folk songs — even if they weren’t always appropriate for a kid! He was a jokester, someone whom everyone loved. He had friends all over the country and all across the world in places like Hong Kong, India, and Sweden, to name a few. Growing up, my mom worked at my grandparents home office so I’d spend my days there and a great deal of weekends too. Earlier last year I had booked a trip to …