Thursday, 2 April 2020

Taking stock

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I am 57 today.

Not quite so very, very old but not quite so young either. 

I wish that I could enjoy my birthday with my loved ones

With my grandchildren. 

Oh God, my times are in your hand:
Look with favourite, I pray, on me as I begin another year. Grant that I may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen my trust in your goodness all the days of my life; through Jesus Christ my Lord

One of the loveliest things about being 57 is that I am well aware that 

this too shall pass. 

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Walking wild

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It’s been rainy here and rather grey. 

Almost bleak, if you will. 

We have hope, however, that all is not lost and that the sun will come out tomorrow. 

I have been mindful of the quiet.

We live in a small town on a road with very little traffic

but with everyone staying home there is almost no vehicle noise at all. 

One day last week when it wasn’t raining, I went for a long walk.

Even the ocean was still.

Spring is popping out all over town, without regard to anything 

other than the need to break out and bloom.

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Have you been able to get outside lately?

Perhaps you would care to join the walking wild meme.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Our world (s)

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Our worlds are getting both smaller and larger at the same time.

Smaller in that we are stuck inside our own homes for the most part.

Larger because we check on one another (digitally) day by day.

Even though I am in the USA I am checking on you Italy

And even though I am in New England, I am checking on you New York.

I am keeping the world in my prayers these days.

I hope you are all home and healthy and safe.

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Monday, 30 March 2020

Diary of home

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I am mindful of the silence and the stillness in the air.

Though I am sure that hospitals are grim and turbulent those of us who remain at home

find ourselves in a world that is strange and secluded.

A world that has changed so swiftly that we hardly know how to cope. 

As for me there are tulips on the kitchen table

in the grey light from oyster-coloured skies 

I am basking in their simplicity in these extraordinary days. 

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30 March

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The good

The stay home mandate has given me a chance for walking

(Alone and 6 feet away from anyone I come by)

Everything is so quiet and peaceful. 

 The fun

On Friday evening my mum, (who lives in the first floor flat just underneath us) my husband, and I

had an outdoor video cocktail party with my daughter who lives about 45 minutes away

We all laughed together and it was so fun to spend time with family. 

The random

My neighbor just on the corner has decorated her wooden fish with homemade masks.

She has also left a basket of extra masks there for people who work in the medical field to take. 

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