This post has been coming for a while now, but I've kept putting it off with an absolute tsunami of excuses, prevarications & mental sleight of hand. yet it still was there a marked date that just needed recognition. Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will be painfully aware of how it has limped along in the recent past and that I've struggled to maintain any consistency with its output. This has been due to a lot of different factors that I won't go into as they are really just a catalogue of excuses hiding the actuality that maintaining The Parrish Lantern, in the way I'd like is no longer feasible, in fact the conditions in which I once sang out from this blog no longer exist. This was finally brought to a point that I could no longer ignore & I came to realise that the "marked date" had finally arrived when I was thinking about this new year and my aims, which was beautifully & succinctly summed up by a quote I saw on Pinterest :
In light of this I thank all of you who have been on this journey with me & apologise for the impromptu stops along the way, but this is now the end point of The Parrish Lantern, journey. So I now say goodbye, wish you well on your own continued travels and hope to see you around this world of books that we all have created a part of. May your new year bring you all you need & at least some of what you wish for.