I had a good, busy day. I met with someone about having bi-weekly meetings in my building for the rest of the summer, mailed off a package to one of my customers, had my photo taken in Japan Camera for the passport renewal thing I need to send out, and bought groceries at Sobey's.
I had intended to paint after dinner, but because Sarah and I had watched an episode of Coronation Street where one character finds out she has (spoiler alert!) pancreatic cancer - I got all choked about it! It wasn't that this character was my all-time favourite - although, I do like Haley, sure - it was more of an emotional trigger. So many people I knew and loved had died. I fought back the tears, distracted myself by looking at different objects around me. I knew then that it would be a bad idea to work on my current painting.
After Coronation Street, Sarah and I watched QI, which was about gift giving. It made us laugh a lot, and that's good. It made me feel hopeful too. Laughter always makes me feel hopeful.
Maybe Haley will survive. I hope so. Her character is honourable, loving, and empathetic. I hate it when good people die, it's very unsatisfying. And, yet, I have to remind myself, if Haley does die, it's not the end of the world. Sad, yes, but why waste tears on fiction?
Tomorrow I paint!