I’ll be honest: I had grand plans of cleaning the house top-to-bottom, decluttering like mad, doing stuff in the yard…and I haven’t done a thing. I have simply been exhausted, so very, very exhausted mentally and physically, that I pretty much either read or check Twitter for what’s going on. I’ve run exactly two errands since March 18th, and so am doing my best to stay safe in the midst of others who aren’t as safety conscious. It’s frustrating and scary. Dayna, of The People’s Oracle, posted this on Twitter:
“This morning I’m think about men. Women’s friendships tend to be intimate, flexible, and resilient, making this moment generally easier for us to stay connected.
But what about men, whose friendships tend to be centered around activities.
Men, how are y’all holding up?”
Excellent point because the men (not all men, just the ones I know) are acting as if everything is normal, visiting friends and family, high fives, no 6′, no masks….
I’m still trying to make an income, and waiting to see if unemployment is ok’d. All I really want to do is just sit in the sun and send light to people to help them during this awful time (I did send some to help bolster a person’t lungs and it calmed her, too). I’m actually considering making a Facebook account…ick…because Twitter is not, at this time, the place to promote yourself. It’s a cacophony of anger and fear and news and people trying to stay calm and hold steady. So very much going on there.
I’ve read through all the light romances that I have (I love Jenny Colgan!), and am now diving into my fantasy collection. Charles deLint FTW.
I’m being lazy, I fully admit it. I feel lost, scared, and almost incapable of doing more than shower, feed the critters, and sometimes eat. Someone going by Pastor Bae (@lyvonnep) tweeted today,
“this is not “business as usual.”
you are not a business.
you are not your busyness.
you are human.
we are human beings.
let us get back to being.
being is enough.”
That’s about all I can do right now. You? How are you handling staying at home?
©Pip Miller – April 2020
PS: My mom posted this comment on my post, Social Isolation and Energy Healing:
“I’m the mom. Please donate. It works, what she does. Don’t know why, and as she said, I am the original skeptic and it worked for me each time. Kid has to eat, so please be generous.”
That made me laugh. 🙂