, I say, from sick bay (actually, my bedroom) as I have come down with a virus of some sort on the last day of the year. So far, it´s only been a fever, and I hope that´s all there will be. A good reminder to work less hard and go to bed when the eyelids start to fall down. The mum-in-law is no better, she is in hospital again. And again, it is looking bleak. But who knows, she has pulled through before; she will be 96 in four weeks and I don´t think she wants to miss the party. Outside, it is raining, which seems fitting somehow.
We had extended family coming and going for ten days around the holiday and it has been great fun to see them all. I have been to see the new Star Wars film twice – I had to make sure it was as brilliant as it first seemed, and yes, it is! We laughed at the woman sitting behind the husband in the theatre, gasping at the end: “OMG, it´s Luke Skywalker! He is so OLD!” She probably slept through the whole thing, or thought about some other important stuff. One guy behind me was loudly commenting the film until I turned around and gave him the Evil van Vaderhofen Eye, and he said to his girlfriend, “I´ll explain later”. I feel sorry for the un-enlightened ones who can´t appreciate this piece of film genious; one comes out of the theatre knowing Abrams is a fellow fan. Even the husband was saying this is a really good film.
I hope you all have a very good New Year´s Eve with partying and reflection in equal measure. Let´s hope 2016 will bring goodness and sensibility and a sense of unity in which everyone is included.