I die tonight. It’s been a rollercoaster ride over the last two and a half years and this evening the tracks come to an abrupt end, the carriage flies off the end and the occupants are flung out into oblivion.
Many thanks to all those who have shared the journey, you’ve all been excellent company, even the haters! We’ve had some lulz, some thrills, some serious chit chat, some useful learning curves along the way. There’s been ups and downs, mind bending terror and new and unexpected new horizons.
Personally, I thought the best bits were when we were all upside down, being tossed from side to side and various little birds flew past and whispered secrets in my ear. Obviously the rest of you couldn’t hear most of that conversation but oh! the things I’ve heard, the connections I’ve made and the revelations along the way have been as startling as anything can be.
As always, the moral of the story is that it is better to journey than to arrive and that’s never been more true than in the present case. Whereas the journey has been an enlightenment, the ending is a tragedy. The clock ticks, time slips away, the inevitable approaches us all. For me, that dreadful hour is close to hand. The time has come to put my affairs in order, to settle my debts, to take my leave. Goodbye and good luck. You’ll have to do without your favourite scrapper from here on in.