Clare, this is beautifully written and I can strongly relate to everything you have said. I definitely feel like I am mourning, and I am uncharacteristically hopeless. I am an optimist at heart but I am all out of hope, gratitude and positivity. It is daunting to start 2022 with an empty cup.
Thank you Holly for your honest account of your experience with COVID. Our family got sick with COVID despite being vaccinated and in semi-lockdown over the holidays. I keep thinking how much worse we would feel if we weren't vaccinated! Take care :)