Love In The Time Of Corona: What Else Now? Reaching A Threshold

Yesterday, I read that an earthquake woke people in California around 4:30AM. I immediately said a prayer for them, then began researching further. There were actually seven earthquakes there yesterday. SEVEN. That used to be my lucky number, but maybe not this year. On his social media account, one of my favorite actor/singers living inContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: What Else Now? Reaching A Threshold”

Love In The Time Of Corona: For The Good Of The Many

United, we stand. Divided, we fall. John Dickinson, Founding Father, “Liberty Song” I first heard this motto in my middle school Pre-AP History class, and my ear caught the two words: united and divided. It all sounded like simple addition and subtraction to me, but there was not a “real time” application in my personalContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: For The Good Of The Many”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Fear, The Masked Virus

Most people have what can be deemed “normal” fears: spiders, fire, deep water, thrill rides. Much of the fears we let take over our psyches have origins in our childhood, or events that created an indelible mark on our memory. These fears can hinder our development, cause us to never take risks, or choose theContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Fear, The Masked Virus”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Save the Arts

Y’all, last night’s news of one of Broadway’s best passing due to this virus had me in tears. Tears for what was, what we have been losing, and what losses we may still suffer. I cried silently as I read the headlines. In my arms lay my sleeping infant, my husband in bed, and ourContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Save the Arts”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Yours, Mine, and Ours—A Declaration

In modern day, when you break up with someone, a hastily crafted text message may be all you deem necessary to put a kabosh on things. A flippant use of emoticons (or ‘emojis,’ for my younger crew), even, to say for you what words you choose not to say. We have become a society whoContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Yours, Mine, and Ours—A Declaration”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Love Often, And Well

I’ve been silent for a fortnight. I feel as though I’ve lost the words, which is new for someone who never seems to cease talking. However, in this silence, the message that keeps resurfacing is one of love. Deep, abiding, unconditional, nurturing, unflinching, empathetic, raw, real love, the kind that has not been spoken, felt,Continue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Love Often, And Well”

Love In The Time Of Corona: ‘Til We’re All Free

“No one is free ‘til we’re all free.” What a powerful set of words for the season of national turmoil we are enduring. I’ve been rather introspective lately, staying quiet and working on my own interior landscape as we continue to see our nation erupt. I’m also selective of what I post online, as IContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: ‘Til We’re All Free”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Yours. Sincerely. Truly.

Lord Byron once wrote that “letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.” We often forget the important role that letter writing used to play in everyday life, a time of fine penmanship, thoughtful verbiage, and patience while waiting for a reply. In a world where everything is done in haste,Continue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Yours. Sincerely. Truly.”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Views From A Threshold

High school is one of life’s earliest, and ricketiest, rollercoasters, which few are properly harnessed in for. It is often the one ride that leaves the hesitant thrill seeker with a queasy sense that, perhaps, they should stick to land, instead. For many, it is also an identity crisis saga and a chance to testContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Views From A Threshold”

Love In The Time Of Corona: Just Intermission

I’ve been sorting through my phone’s photo archives, full of projects and events we’ve had over the past three school years. It’s my final effort to gather up a digital scrapbook for my 8th grade students, because we cannot do the in-person, get-closure, it’s-time-to-move-on-and-up traditions at this point, and they need a little joy inContinue reading “Love In The Time Of Corona: Just Intermission”