At first the pandemic didn’t seem real. I didn’t think that life was going to change to the level that it has. A week or so later, I see anxiety on people’s faces and hear fear in their voices. They are not alone as I find myself scared for myself, my family, my community, the country and the planet.
Never has there been a time when the entire entire world has experienced such global impact. We cannot drive away from it, nor can we fly to another country to escape. We are limited to being together at the time when we need being together the most. We struggle to find food and supplies.
For me, as my world becomes smaller and smaller, I have been forced to go within, something I am often to busy to do, or simply avoid. Now I find going within an essential part of my daily routine as my previous life no longer exists. I no longer go out for coffee or lunch and running errands has come to a bare minim as I am restricted to my home. Although keeping busy has always been a good distraction, now I am forced to find peace and solace in prayer and meditation.
I also know that like everything in life, this too will pass and the sun will continue to shine. In the meantime, we need to dance through the storm, whether it is with others or alone.
You, me, us, we will all get through together. The storm clouds will pass and the sun will shine again, just dance through the storm, dance through the storm, dance through the storm….