A true sign of strength is resilience and courage in the face of hostility, danger, or any issue that comes our way and either overwhelms or interrupts life. As global citizens, we have been faced with the after-effects of a monstrous virus, COVID-19. It has seeped into our nation and interrupted our lives, thus, changing the course of humanity with a new normal pattern of living.
Families share their home space with their work lives. Children find schooling either online in front of a computer, face-to-face in classrooms equipped with plastic shields and hand sanitizers, or in a hybrid model. Masks are expected to be worn to contain the spread of a disease that holds no boundaries. Yet, in this upheaval of life, a sense of humanity toward each other needs to grow from the center outward. in addition, a reverence for the earth must be rekindled to slow down anxiety-producing feelings of quarantine life. As resilient survivors of a not-expected lifestyle, we need to seek ways to transverse the gnarled paths of life in search of optimism.
beautiful! thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Tammy, you are quick on the draw. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment. I spent a considerable amount of time in revision to finally walk away with a poem I am happy with.Delete
Many thanks, Diane.Enjoy your fall day.Delete
So many lines to love here, Carol! First, this: "A sense of humanity toward each other needs to grows from the center outward. In addition, a reverence for the earth must be rekindled..." as always, you emphasize our reaching toward one another and to the nurturing, soothing power of nature. All so needed. Your poem is beautiful all the way through, but I absolutely love "Revisit silent sanctuaries," that word "crispclean," and "Fill your coffers with autumn's treasures." -Glorious. I am with Montgomery, Anne and you: glad to live in a world where there Octobers. And offerings such as yours here today.ReplyDelete
I am so in need of those silent sanctuaries, Fran. This move, everything that accompanies it, plus the selling of my house here and my son's disability case is putting me in the crazed zone. Thank you for the continued exchange that gives me silent moments of thoughts.Delete
Thank you for this contemplative take on our current moment. I especially loved this line: "Yet, in this upheaval of life, a sense of humanity toward each other needs to grows from the center outward. in addition, a reverance for the earth must be rekindled to slow down anxiety-producing feelings of quarantine life." I, too, have felt the need to ground myself, to slow down, to reconnect. Your poem captures this same sense. BeautifulReplyDelete
Thank you for your lovely comment and you thought that you also have been feeling the need to slow down and reconnect. Your own blog post today represents those thoughts in a random act of kindness, Amanda. Congratulations to you for representing what I thought in words and actions. (Also thanks for letting me see my mechanical oops.)Delete
Although our lives have been changed by this virus, the beauty of nature is constant. This joy and hope keeps us going through difficult times.ReplyDelete
That is the truth. When I was super stressed yesterday, I took a very long walk in the neighborhood. Although the stressed did not go away magically, nature helped soothe my soul. That is why I create global seasonal galleries. (check out the last installment of #EmbraceableSummer https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2020/10/embraceable-summer-memories.html and don't forget to send me the fall photo to go with your poem)Delete
Don't know why my comment appeared twice. Our burning bush is just starting to get its fiery leaves. As soon as it is fully turned I will snap a picture and get it to you.Delete
No worries, I got you covered with my permanent deletion tool for the duplicate replies.Delete
I celebrate changing leaves, crisp mornings, cooler days and friends who write about all of it. I love all your words, but especially this line: "Dip your thoughts in peaceful streams of lightReplyDelete
as nature paints earth with abundance."
Thanks for the beauty of your post, Carol!
Ramona, I spent so many hours revising my post because my tension is so high-my house has not sold and the deadline to close on my VA house is soon. I thank you for your kind words and pray for those peaceful streams of light to filter through.Delete