Love In The Time Of Corona: No Time For Down Time

How does the saying go—“no rest for the weary”? Or is it “I’ll sleep when I’m dead?” I’ve noticed that we, as a society, place little to no importance on solid R & R in our daily lives—-what the Italians call “dolce fa niente,” or the sweetness of doing nothing. I believe the term weContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: No Time For Down Time”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Jonah Days

My daughter and I have been reading Anne of Avonlea, and tonight’s chapter title was apropos—“Jonah Day.” For those of us that may not know the reference, a Jonah Day indicates that one has passed beyond the normal and is testing the coping abilities in a rather spectacular way. I just don’t want to endContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Jonah Days”

Love In The Time Of Corona: An Old Familiar Friend

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” -Oscar Wilde- Have you ever read a story that stays with you long after you close the cover? One that you know has shaped you as a person and comforted you when you neededContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: An Old Familiar Friend”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Catharsis Circle

There is a solemnity and an emptiness that comes after the curtain closes and the lights dim out for the last time. You’ve spent what feels like eons of minutes, hours, weeks, and months together, tightly knit and steering towards the same objective, when, suddenly, it is achieved. Bows, applause, then goodnight, realizing that it’sContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Catharsis Circle”

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”