Distant

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Where are you? I don’t see you. I don’t know where you are. I haven’t heard from you.

With this pandemic right now, I feel as though I live in a bubble. If I allow myself to panic, it seems there is no way out. I can look out but I see no one. I don’t even see you looking for me. Are you there? Do you even care?044671DC-A646-4620-8A59-8D3487485BD6

Each day the bubble gets larger, I get lost in the space, and I feel farther away. Where are you? I’m here. Questioning 1402DBE8-7C50-422C-8173-8763659B6DF8if I should even be breathing this air.

How sad it is that the distancing is causing such a fear to be near one another. Guessing and taking a chance to go here or there, just for the essentials. If you are in your own home with your spouse, you have one another, or do you? You could be just as alone. If the children and grandchildren are out there at a distance following the rules, your hearts desire is to pull them in for a long embrace to say, I so miss you!E4B99A79-64CB-47E5-B415-A95773329B34

The masks we are now to wear, will only that much more cause such a sad, sterile look with a lack of emotion or hide a beautiful smile. Will things ever be the same? If not, what changes are ahead. The eyes will tell if one is happy or sad perhaps or that they feel dead inside.

I don’t know what tomorrow holds and neither do you, but we must hold onto hope in order to survive. We can see the good or we can see the bad, as we take each day because that is all we have.D3F0FF87-41EE-4CDB-ACEF-A66FBE0B7A5B

We will get through this, we will get through this together.

Stay Well 😷

 

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Yesterday Today Tomorrow

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Today is a lot like yesterday and probably will be a lot like tomorrow.

I’ve done fairly well through this pandemic we are all experiencing. I have my moments. How about you? Sometimes it is hard to grasp the intensity of this virus that has placed the world on lockdown.

Many have their theories, opinions, fears and doubts. I’m not here to go there. It feels like when we are finally able to live and move freely and return to the lives we knew, I just wonder if we will be programmed and it will hinder us.

2EDDC996-0BF6-4EE3-B2B9-B14E2EAD83CCThe hesitancy to shake hands, hug, be near others in the store and constant awareness of germs. Once the grocery store shelves are stocked to capacity, as we are accustomed to, will there still be hoarding for the next episode out of fear, I wonder. How many will be more angry afterward than thankful? Perhaps many will re-evaluate just what they can live without, to lessen the stress in their life of which we have been forced into.

Today, being Easter. We know it is Easter and know the significance of the death, burial and resurrection of  Jesus Christ. How blessed we are. The faith is present, the online church services bring somewhat of a normalcy but the families gathering together are not this year, there is an emptiness. The joy of seeing one another, laughing and just coming together in church or at homes, is void of people. Your four and no more, if that. Today, my home is silent and it should not be.A6C644D1-84AD-472D-B255-5A621407A2FB

Loneliness is creeping in as each day passes. Lack of face-to-face communication and smiles or even frowns are missing. Neighbors stay in their yard and we in ours with an occasional wave as our eyes meet. Many, if not most businesses are closed that we once went through their doors, now limited of entering those that are essential, please wait your turn.

We look around, we see emptiness whether on shelves or parking lots but also in faces that we do get a glimpse of in our distancing.

At times through this, I feel we each live in a safety mode right now for our own protection, and others, wanting to reach out only to be blocked by the wall within of our individual 8E008838-E79D-4724-9F8A-BB11916C4E8Abubble. Confusion as to wear or not to wear a mask, it seems to flip-flop from every direction, yes you should, no you shouldn’t.

While I shake my head, squint my eyes in disbelief, trying to make sense of it all, I walk on and continue to live within the constraints upon us to be safe and obeying rules and directions. Others believe this is all a hoax and continue to be basically rebellious as the positive numbers of cases increase as do the deaths.

BB410EA9-914F-40D9-8C1C-486DEFDBB0B5No doubt the emotions will be more prevalent today in many with the meaning of Easter but also missing our loved ones that will not be around the table and enjoying each other’s company.

So today is like yesterday and the same for tomorrow.D2F2656B-C534-4C94-8697-F52ACBD7DB25

We look at our blessings, which are numerous. Cherish the memories of times past. Plan to make new memories in the days ahead. We are all in this together and in some way and each day, we need to make the most of each one. To have HOPE, we will all get through this, and we will.

Happy Easter ✝️ Be Blessed ✝️ Stay Well

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