That’s a theme I’ve heard frequently these last few months. I have asked that same question myself. The Uncertainty. The Overwhelm. The Disruption.
Finally... after a few months of stay-at-home, you’re finally feeling like things are back on some sort of schedule. Then…
Authentic and Genuine.
That is what I will miss.
When/if things ever go back to what we used to think was “normal” just a few months ago, back when Corona was only a beer.
I armored up in mask and topped off my hand sanitizer for my every 2-week run to the grocery for fresh food.
On the other side of the produce section, there is a guy standing at the bin where all the apples are piled up. No mask. Picking up the apples, one at a time, examining. Evidently searching for the “best” ones to put in his bag.
Have you ever held a finely woven piece of silk in your hands?
It is soft, fluid, with a natural luster that reflects the light in color-shifting ways. Delicate, and strong. One of the most precious fabrics in the world.
Have you ever taken a whitewater rafting trip? That’s what Covid-19 virus days are feeling like right now.
Three weeks ago, I was lazily drifting down the river, enjoying the view. A thundering sound ahead jarred me to attention. Coming around a bend and I’m heading directly for some Class V rapids...and I’ve lost my paddle!
“No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid. and that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” from the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW Click to enlarge image