Friends, I have no words.
I only know that there will be grace to sustain me for what is next. Whatever comes.
Can I trust that?
Can I be like mama duck, returning to her nest in the planter, high off the ground, trusting that it will be left alone? That humans well be aware and not touch?
Can we be aware of each other? Read and write signs for the vulnerable? Look out for one another?
Can we walk gently?
Today brings more big news. It feels like the new Monday Thing.
I won’t lie, I pull out the thermometer to confirm that the tightness in my chest is more panic and less COVID-19. No fever. Just more adjusting to the shifting ground beneath my feet.
I leash the dog and step out into the sunshine. We walk around the block, breathing and distancing. I try hard not to distance from self.
Be aware, Friends. Be kind. We are all in uncharted waters. None of us has done this before. If you need support, please reach out.
We are all in this together.
Let’s be aware.