Yea, this pandemic disruption is starting to suck.
Two months I could hunker down and get through. Three months OK. Four months? Five? The rest of the year? Into the next? With each day breaking the record cases of the one before, this massive disruption is here to stay for a while.
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…
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
One of my favorite places so far in Prague has been the Cathedral of St Vitus, St Wenceslas and St Adalbert at Prague Castle. It’s a half-cloudy day, but the sun at this moment is streaming through the elaborate stained-glass windows (with an interesting ‘beaux-arts’ style window designed by Alphonse Mucha), painting the stone floors
Are feeling in a rut? A bit too comfortable in your comfort zone? Finding it hard to get energized by work you used to love? Or struggling with too much on your plate? Time for a trip! I’m not talking about the same old beach house vacation (although that can be a great stress reliever