Mother’s Day – This was a particularly difficult week here. I did what I often do during tough times, I channeled my mother. She’s been gone for over 30 years but I still miss her. She was born just before World War I, survived the death of her father when she as a child, the great depression, World War II, the early death of her husband and painful family dysfunction. She was a true survivor. She was supportive and always full of good advice (which I often didn’t take). She was almost always right. OK, maybe always. If I could choose any woman in the world to be my mother, I would choose her. It was the right fit for me. That’s the best tribute I can give her.
Extensions, extensions – Our quarantine has been extended another month for my area. I live in an area that’s been hard hit by covid19. The obituary section of the newspaper has blown up. It’s far larger than our sports section (which is just about non-existent)! Our nursing homes took the biggest hit but there are young people dying too.
Insanity – Despite all that there are people wanting to return to their own life. I even saw picket signs saying that the “weak” should be sacrificed. I wonder if they would sacrifice their parent, spouse, child or best friend. No wonder I like cats more than people. People be nuts.
Place markers – Some events mark time. In the old days it was the birth of Christ, BC and AD. Now it’s often before 9/11 and after 9/11. I have a feeling that this pandemic is going to be another time mark because life afterward will be different. There was normal time and afterward.
Ending on a cheery note – Despite all that, it’s very green and beautiful here. New life goes on and every day we wake up is a good day.
So how was your week?