Losing Zorro, last year, was tough. We are of Scandinavian descent; we don't where our hearts on our sleeves. We hold our feelings in. We become depressed. We do not feel up to dealing with day-to-day issues and tasks - let alone sitting down to write.
But it's an election year. We have to find our voice to support the positives, and rail against the negatives.
All we can do is try.