Tuesday, August 18, 2020
I don’t know about you lately, I have been feeling “betwixt and between….” I am trying to draw in inspiration in my life but find it so difficult these days to get inspired. You know the feeling, wanting to get up and do something different but not enough energy to do so??? It’s not laziness nor is it complacent. It’s just that spending so much time at home these past months certainly has created subtle changes in my world.
California has been suffering from an enormous heat wave these past days. It is too hot to do anything and most homes in Marin County where I live are without AC. It rarely gets this hot, maybe a couple of times a year but this time the heat wave is hotter and lasting longer. You might think could this possibly be climate warming? Well, like I have always said, “listen to the scientists because they know what they are talking about.” Our summers are getting hotter and winter seems to be getting shorter here. Scary, isn’t it?
I miss the old days (B.C. before covid.) I miss hugging my pals, walking in a market unmasked, shaking hand, schmoozing over coffee and a good meal in an indoor restaurant. I miss the lack of fear in the air, the easy life, comradery, and neighbors visiting neighbors. I miss all that and so much more more.
But I doubt we will ever get all that back. Instead, we will venture into waters that we never splashed in before, trying to get our inspiration elsewhere. We will somehow survive with this new normal even though we don’t like it one bit. It’s the betwixt and between I guess, not sure where we are heading towards; something we are all feeling right now.