Thank you for wishing me a great birthday! I’m sorry to hear that you could not spend Christmas with your parents. I hope that you can soon have another opportunity to visit them… I did visit my parents, though I realise that this wasn’t an advised thing to do. My reasoning was that every time may be the last time and there is no one else who I can spend Christmas with. Communicating over the internet gets old, quickly. I’m selfish for having done this, right? It was high-risk, and dangerous, behaviour that should probably be fined. I did my best to evade people while travelling; by travlling at non-busy hours, standing far away from others, and I even bicycled part of my trip. In the future, I’ll probably consider myself crazy for having cycled 40km through the dark and cold to evade people.
I feel so sorry for my parents. They’re retired; they used to visit acquaintances and family as a means of socialising. Nowadays their only visitors are the kids (including me). It’s not their fault. It’s nobody’s fault. It’s important to remain hopeful for a better future, otherwise there is nothing to look forward to