So It Is....
Monday, August 10, 2020
August is the month when it seems everything is melting in the heat of the sun. It is the last gasp of summer, when we savor every minute before we go back to whatever we were doing in those chilly winter months with their shortened days and r’s in their names.
But wait – we will not be doing that this year. We will not be going back to school or work the way we did before. We will still be at home, trying our best to be safe and do our part to get a handle on the pandemic that is still rampaging through our country.
And as tough as it is now, it is going to get tougher when winter comes, and we cannot escape to our patios, pools, parks and outdoor cafés or even our secret gardens.
The effect of the sun plays on our emotions, laid back with dripping popsicles and social distancing at the same time. We know it is bad out there but the safety of our homes keeps our fears away.
I am now staying close to home and only go out for necessity. There is so much that was a part of my life is no longer. A new normal has set in and I believe it will be this way for a very long time.
But today when I get up, I immediately throw open the windows and sliding doors and take a deep breath of fresh air and know that I won’t be hugging anyone soon, I won’t be cooking for guests, but I will do what they say to do and hopefully stay healthy.
I hope you can find your own special place in the sun each day, be grateful for the light, and finding it shining like hope on these dark and troubling times.