If the pandemic has instructed us at all, we’ve learned emotions run ‘differently’ through everyone’s veins.
Case in point ~ recently, restive nighttime following a frantic-frenzy day was allayed by a lower digit flashing from my bathroom scale, lower still than the lower one the day before – unexpected given the previous day’s low activity and less-than-cautious eating – oh boy, I love that feeling.
Too often, it’s up-ticking …
Whether self-isolated, shut-down, or shut-in, we are likely all more easily pleased by simple things than in recent memory. The converse also holds that we seem to be more easily rattled than we have in recent memory. The more we ruminate alone, I find negativity creeps in. Sometimes it wants to move and take up residence in my head.
I can’t let my guard down.
WE can’t let our guard down.
We must prevail.
Our lives are more sophisticated and complicated when you consider modernity and technology. Still, I think anthropologists will one day record these pandemic-times as times when we reclaimed our humanity and life’s simple pleasures.
There is a time to have the time of our life.
It isn’t at a party, on vacation, or exploring some exotic place, though it could happen there.
The time of our life is something we can have today.
Taste it, use it, work it and play with it – it’s just today, and it will never come again …
Mark, as has been said, democracy isn’t perfect, but it is the best system we know of. And, of course, it’s not free. As I’ve said before, we’ve probably been “lied” to by politicians since the beginning of time, but Mr. Trump has taken it to new heights in a democracy and in the process has assailed our freedom and pitted us against each other. Let’s hope the healing starts as soon as possible and is wildly successful. LH, Lethbridge, AB