Up Close and Personal with the Pandemic

While my daughter stays in isolation, I have the luxury of puttering around inside our space.

I am blessed to have enough space and a balcony to breathe.

I am blessed that the convenience of help and online services is abundant.

 

However, there is more than dealing with covid illness.

Although I am well, I have to admit, my spirit is not so well.

It’s difficult not to worry.

 

My sleep is good only because I’ve had to pop a sleeping pill.

Otherwise my mind would be awake all night.

Devoted catholic that I am, prayer does not seem enough.

 

I think more than worry, it’s this feeling that one’s world has gone haywire.

I think of my parents and wonder how they coped with WW2.

I think of 9/11 and wonder how those trapped inside managed to survive.

 

I sit in silence breathing deeply, sketching, writing, watching films online.

I prepare the daily meals and try to get a bit of exercise before the day ends.

Come sunset, I feel better knowing that I’ve survived another day.

 

I look forward to lying in my bed, reciting prayers of thanks and watching films until I fall asleep.

Surrender and faith play key roles in this pandemic.

So many thoughts running in my mind, I hope I can write them all down with ease.

Comments 2

 
Rosy Cole on Sunday, 09 January 2022 14:39

It seems you're describing what is a shared phenomenon of these days. Actually, I think much can be laid at the door of the polluting chemicals released into the upper atmosphere which, when mixed with terrestrial pollution, are potent toxins altering our biochemistry. (Don't ask.)

This is a suggestion for you to follow: https://catholicnovenaapp.com/novenas/surrender-novena/#day-1-prayer It's powerful. Perseverance in prayer is key. It does change everything, sometimes by merely changing our perspective on problems. Miracles happen, but may come dropping slow. xx

It seems you're describing what is a shared phenomenon of these days. Actually, I think much can be laid at the door of the polluting chemicals released into the upper atmosphere which, when mixed with terrestrial pollution, are potent toxins altering our biochemistry. (Don't ask.) This is a suggestion for you to follow: https://catholicnovenaapp.com/novenas/surrender-novena/#day-1-prayer It's powerful. Perseverance in prayer is key. It does change everything, sometimes by merely changing our perspective on problems. Miracles happen, but may come dropping slow. xx
Virginia M Macasaet on Monday, 10 January 2022 00:49

Many thanks for the link Rosy, much appreciated! I downloaded the app too!

Many thanks for the link Rosy, much appreciated! I downloaded the app too!
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