I'm lucky - so very very lucky that my family is still intact. That I've not lost anyone to this horrible virus. These are the words of a friend - after the profound loss of her husband. He was recovering and a day from release when the blood side of this thing took his life. Please please mask, distance, don't handle food at the store that you aren't buying. Protecting others really does protect ourselves. The grocery was their only point of exposure.
Since July, 2020, I have been in a deep well, going about my business, doing what needed to be done and trying to get through each day. Some days have been more successful than others. Recently I had a change of scene and I think that brought on a change within. Within these veils of gauze I have been wandering through, I see a lighter path, a way out of the convoluted maze. The tightness in my body, the pain and tension that has traveled through me from head to foot, that at times have brought me to my knees, seems to have loosened its grip. Grief still hammers itself into me. In and out comes this washing over me in what seems like tsunamis in hard and swift motions, but now I have found when the waves subside, I can envision a way to a calm reprieve despite the profound loss. Onward
I hold you in love - and hold each that you have lost to the light of the Divine.