Getting through this day, the next day, each tomorrow looking much like the last one.
Yes, it’s hard.
Most worthy things are.
The simplicity element of every problem seems pale compared to how hard it is. In so many things, life has never been more comfortable, or perhaps it’s just the sweet relief of something simple, and basic, and straightforward.
But everything else isn’t more complicated than it was before – because most things are, exquisitely, precisely as they were before.
But our view of the facts has changed, and from that, we are changed.
This world was changing at an exciting and often alarming pace before pandemic paralysis gripped us by our collective cruxes.
Still, change is different. Not slowed, not stopped.
To our collective surprise, we confirmed our enormous capacity to sustain massive changes – personal, community, and collectively – in so short a period.
Also, we’ve done this learning at enormous cost in lives and cash, and debt. The world and the economy will recover and re-thrive itself, as will most of us. That might take a few years, but in the span of earth-time, it’s but a moment in history.
While we anticipate a second-wave, we have flu season, election-season, and more than enough reasons to realize how toughened we genuinely are. Sadly, many people are dying from the COVID-19 virus, but less so now from reckless management than before. And for those infected, better treatments and fewer deaths. Less than a year ago, there was nothing like this.
Now, there is no time that has ever been like this time right now.
Hi Mark, You so often say things that are spot on for me and my experience. Today’s musings was one of those! Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts. Warm regards, MN, Fort Worth, TX
Don’t fear the scalpel, the results are worth it. Short term pain for long term gain, the last round of shoulder surgery 40 years after the first only showed how much progress there has been in the surgical suite. Far more work done in a fraction of the time. It was like a visit to the dentist, only with better anesthesia. My advice, get it checked out and if surgery is recommended, go for it, DM, Okotoks, AB