Love In The Time Of Corona: Adding Up To Love

“Perhaps, after all, love did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare…it crept to one’s side like an old friend with quiet ways. Perhaps it unfolded naturally, out of a beautiful friendship.” -L.M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables- 2, 7, and 14–lucky numbers in the timeline of our love story, and ones thatContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Adding Up To Love”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Knew Then, Know Now

Tonight, I grew frustrated with the perpetual spin cycle of hypotheticals that nag at my psyche, those loathsome little whispers of “what if?” echoing in the dark corridors of my mind. What if I…had only known that everything was going to end so abruptly last spring and alter the course of my days, as aContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Knew Then, Know Now”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?

Tonight, I bid you adieu, 2020. But I will not forget. Like a Gatsby party full of bacchanalian romps, too-eager partygoers ushered in this next decade with all the wonderment of a new era. There was such hope and eagerness for progress, on all fronts—moral, spiritual, ecological, judicial, global, national, and personal. The confetti rainedContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Up the Down Staircase

The title of tonight’s musing certainly sounds like something out of a Lewis Carroll novel, but in the radio silence of my last month without chronicling, I’ve discovered that, what really felt like pivoting, was, in fact, just me trying to go up the down staircase. M.C. Escher had the same idea in her lithograph,Continue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Up the Down Staircase”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Life, In Silhouette

The day grew shorter today, as we said goodbye to another hour of sunlight to dance in, and hello to the chilly mystery of night. Tonight, as every one before it has come and gone, we began our ritual, one that I look forward to, and will never forget. Every night, like clockwork, we completeContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Life, In Silhouette”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Hanging By A Moment

And that is all that love’s about And we’ll recall when time runs out That it only took a moment To be loved A whole life long “It Only Takes A Moment” from “Hello, Dolly!” If you’re lucky enough to find them, there comes a moment when you meet the person who changes your stars.Continue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Hanging By A Moment”

Love In The Time Of Corona: The Best/Worst Of Times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, itContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: The Best/Worst Of Times”

Love In The Time Of Corona: The Weight Of A Dash

“Our lives are made in these small hours, these little wonders, these twists and turns of fate. Time falls away, but these small hours…these small hours still remain…” -Rob Thomas, “Little Wonders”- I read somewhere long ago that a tombstone is but a brief record of the beginning and end of a person’s life, butContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: The Weight Of A Dash”

Love In The Time Of Corona: The Clock Winds Down

When one receives devastating news, it’s like the hands of time stand still, frozen for a moment as the weight of the truth sinks in. We deny the reality, our breath caught in our throat, tears spilling in cascades across our cheek, as we realize that our loved one’s clock has run down. In theContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: The Clock Winds Down”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Learn To Pivot

Have you ever sat down in a chair that swivels, and were immediately flung around, arms and legs flailing like a rag doll in motion? You realize you may feel a bit nauseous, like you’re riding the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups at Disney and seeing double?? In the aberration of a time that we areContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Learn To Pivot”