Love In The Time Of Corona: Happiness Triggers

“Instead of grumbling or complaining, we should be mindful of why we should be joyful. We should take our needs to the Lord, and we should be filled with gratitude.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 When you teach the teenage population of your town, it is not uncommon to hear, and sometimes absorb, their colloquialisms. Today’s wordContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Happiness Triggers”

Love In The Time Of Corona: What’s Fun Got To Do With It?

“I was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be. It’s when I’m weary of considerations, And life is too much like a pathless wood… I’d like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over.” -“Birches” by Robert Frost- ToContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: What’s Fun Got To Do With It?”

Love In The Time Of Corona: How Do You Measure A Year?

“In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee; in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife…How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?” ~”Seasons of Love” from RENT, the Musical~ I hear this song playing on loop in my head a lot these days, as I look over myContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: How Do You Measure A Year?”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Through Snow And Back Again

I saw a meme of a frazzled Chris Farley that perfectly sums up my sentiments after the past five days: “I’m getting a little tired of living through ‘historical events’.” I think we can all agree that this week (Feb 22-26), we proved, yet again, that everything is bigger in Texas. This time, it wasn’tContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Through Snow And Back Again”

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”