the past 2 years, I have enjoyed spending time with you each month sharing
whatever stream of consciousness that enters and makes a passing acquaintance
with my frontal cortex. My admiration for those scribes who make a living producing
a weekly column, never mind a monthly musing has grown immensely.
always loved the written word, and particularly writing which features irony,
or wit and/or gentle humour. So here I find myself, in the waning days of my 2
year term as Guild President struggling and (almost) mute on how I might best
bid you all a fond goodbye.
I have turned to two of the Shaw Festival’s “greats”, Shaw, and his fellow
countryman Oscar Wilde, as they both can always be counted on for a quote or two
to match whatever the occasion requires.
to GB, he opines; "I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an
act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment
to say goodbye."
Not completely helpful but, as always thought provoking.
Wilde has come to the rescue, putting one firmly in one’s place when he offered
this piece of pithy wit; “Some cause happiness
wherever they go; others whenever they go”!
brilliant, couldn’t have said it better myself, no, really, I couldn’t.
been my absolute honour to represent you as your President for the past 2
years, it has been so rewarding on many levels. It has had its challenges, and
I know I did not always get it right, but not for the want of trying or lack of
effort. Thank you all for extraordinary effort,and achievements
in the face of the ever-changing circumstances we have all endured since March
2020; let’s hope for a better time for incoming President Mary Mizen and her EC
immediate future, there is an abbreviated period of rest, followed by a long
anticipated Antipodean Adventure, in the company of the ever-understanding,
patient and redoubtable, Diane.
you and your loved ones all best wishes for the Holiday Season.
Alan Walker, President