Around here, the magnolia trees are full of buds … the sky is a brilliant blue, with just a scattering of pure white clouds, and the sun is warm. Around here, the number of confirmed cases in our county is edging closer to 3,000 and the number of deaths just passed 100.
Around here there is the beautiful renewal of spring and the promise of summer, and the ever-present shadow of a virus that threatens lives and livelihoods, and kills.
We are living in a state of paradox.
A few weeks back, I saw this graphic on Instagram and it resonated with me
Who knew that AND would become a life skill?! I cannot begin to credit the late 2019 self who chose this word for being prescient … still I am grateful to her.
Thanks to previous OLWs I list things for which I am grateful and things that give me hope. I am now listing things that are (yes)And. well, starting tomorrow. stay tuned. (I do have a lot of paradoxes in this month’s journal pages, but BUT they aren’t meant for public display.)
If there’s a paradox showing up in your own life – that you are willing to share! – please do. I have been lax about replying to comments and I am committed to doing better. (and)
Linking back to Honoré, with gratitude for gathering us together. apart 🙂