ALWAYS ROOM FOR A LITTLE MORE
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Have you had days of exhaustion, when you feel there is no room in your life for one more thing, for one more feeling, for one more straw on the camel’s back?
I don’t have any straw, and I don’t own a camel.
We rest and recover from our exhaustion. We press on. Because we can. Because it is our nature to be relentless in our attitude and actions.
To be sure, there is room in my life for anything and everything I choose to make room for; it has always been.
Emotional overload has always left room for what is next, so maybe that’s a sign of some infinite level of capacity in that department …
Since the start of this pandemic, our collective emotions have moved us all in some form of a new direction. Many have coalesced to the center on the viewpoint spectrum. However, the media and politicians paint us with colors and divisions, the reality of our spectrum of emotion, viewpoint, and being in touch with reality is that we are mostly in the middle. Some a slightly left, some slightly right, but in the fullness of time, we are all essentially in the middle.
And now, a new development we’ve all been hoping for.
Or is it one we are dreading?
The return to normal is in sight; there is light (and effective vaccines) at the end of the proverbial tunnel …
If these vaccine announcements, or the next ones, prove valid – it seems this scourge of COVID-19, the worst virus in 100 years, has been identified and brought to the ground in record time. Soon, but not soon enough for the ill, dying, and highly susceptible victims – a lifting of this enormous emotional, economic, and practical burden. We’ve been covered by the heaviest blanket ever, and now it’s being lifted off us. Not slowly, not fast either, but the realization a miracle cure might be soon available. This makes me wonder how people must have felt in past pandemics, with the dark clouds of fear get lifted, when life takes on fresh significance …
There is room in our life for anything, and it seems we have the capacity for far more than we ever imagined.
I think that’s going to be one of the most important long term lessons we’ll learn from this pandemic – the realization we can, as one person or as a whole world in sync like a school of fish, move swiftly to adapt to change, make life-altering decisions and mobilize enormous resources we never imagined. I believe we have been spotty in terms of empathy and humanity – but those folks are on the fringes, while the vast majority of us have been steady in the middle, focused on what matters most to us. The reason we all look like the school of fish moving as one is not some sort of mind-meld unison phenomenon of A.I., but instead that what is most important to most of us is so similar.
Seriously though, how much can we collectively handle?
This is my first pandemic.
This is your first pandemic too.
But it’s not our first rodeo …
True statement "a fact has no opinion" but people contemplating "a fact" have their own perspective...and it is as diverse as we are unique!, AG, Cancun, Mex.
I agree completely. I know we the people have been “lied” to since my birth, and before. I don’t know if it is me paying more attention or the words of a certain past president of the USA, but I’m certainly ready for more truth. As I said, politicians have been “lying” to us for a long time, maybe forever, but I’m very tired of too many others lying because they believe whatever they see online, at least if it agrees with what they already think. I doubt we’ll live long enough to see everyone, or almost everyone, actually use their brain to think so bring on the truth meter. LH, Lethbridge, AB