Hey, how are you feeling? Like, truly feeling? I’m not one to be open about feeling sad, but if I’m being honest, the last few weeks I’ve just been sad. Today, it felt like I was able to breathe out of it a bit. Rather, I scrubbed it out. The entire apartment. A meditation of sorts. A clearing. An oppurtunity.
Despite it all, of course, the task here is to still find some level of inspiration. For me, the inspiration is a rope from my old friend, joy. It’s a welcoming to the other side, or to exist in both. To try and find it, even when days, weeks and even months are understandably on the sadder side of the spectrum.
Nevertheless, here’s what inspired me last week:
+ This album once again for these moments
+ “This stupid virus will give up eventually. The same way you have. We’re going to keep going with New York City if that’s all right with you. And it will sure as hell be back. Because of all the real, tough New Yorkers who, unlike you, loved it and understood it, stayed and rebuilt it.”
Anything of your own? I’d love to hear!
(photography by Charles H. Traub, Lunchtime)
Talking to each other about our feelings is a good way to leave the door open for a little inspiration. Thanks for being candid.
When I am overwhelmed I tell myself that I am going to do “something”, not “nothing”, even if it is something very small.
That beautiful man.
Sending you a virtual hug. Can’t wait to read Sanctuary.
I am a healthcare provider and am finding it necessary to regularly unplug from the internet and leave time unplanned to just be. It has been really healing for me. This last week I gave a sermon in my church about this and on the topic of Making Peace with Uncertainty. The you tube link is in my blog post (socially distanced remote church- I was preaching to a camera 😊). I have really enjoyed your writing these last months. I think you might like what I wrote. 15 minutes ish. Starts at minute 25 of the service. Not super preachy ( my daughters edits took care of that.) julie ( http://www.nursebeansews.com)