The World As We Know It

On the way out of work today one of my coworkers made this comment. “I hate this drive home now. With everything closing up, it’s like a ghost town out there….maybe even a little creepy? It almost feels like the end of the world.” I shrugged and said “it is the end of the world…as we know it. It will suck and I don’t even think we are at the truly sucking point yet, but it will be a better world when it’s over.”

Do I really believe that statement? Yes…I do. I will admit that the media has gotten to me a bit over the last week or so. I am not an anxious person and the media was giving me anxiety….this was a big sign for me. I limit the news now, for the most part, to local news these days. It seems to be helping.

I have been waking up with song lyrics stuck in my head for the last two- three weeks now. Some have been repeat songs and some stay with me longer.  This song was over the weekend and it seems to be directed at the media from my subconscious….

I don’t want any part of the mass hysteria happening right now. The puppets can have their play, I just won’t be in attendance.

The other song that has been in my head more than once is….

This song is more about my internal struggle.  The “built my life around you” for example is more about me trying to fit in this world which is silly. I never fit in except with the few I call friends. Getting older, seasons changing…all of that makes complete sense to me. Maybe I will fit better in this new world or maybe I won’t? Who really knows?

Here are my thoughts on the changes that are about to happen…..

I think family will have no choice but to learn how to be a family again.

I think parents will have no choice and will have to remember how to teach their children again.

I think we will all learn to value the silence as well as the beauty of nature. I keep going back to the scene where Claire is in the hospital after coming back to the future and everything is so loud. I couldn’t find just the clip but it is from this episode…


  I also think we will learn to be still again. I think that once we learn to be still there will be no going back to working the ungodly hours and putting work above all else. 

  I think we we learn that we don’t need everything we think we need once our outings are limited to the essentials.

I think we will all find our way back to being present in the now and practicing gratitude. 

Last and certainly not least….I think we will find a way to come together and rise above.

You can call me a silly gullible girl or senile old lady…it doesn’t much matter to me… I still believe there is good in the world and good will always prevail. Maybe I have read one too many fairy tales in this life but this is what I truly believe. I also believe that what is on the other side of this pandemic is a better world. It will get worse before it gets better but it will get better…Zia



About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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7 Responses to The World As We Know It

  1. shelli says:

    I agree 100%. I am usually a glass half empty girl, but I am seeing a lot of good things coming from this. However, I am stressed and frustrated at times. Homeschooling is not my thing. But I see my kid and others playing outside and taking this pandemic with great strides. I will continue to look for the silver lining!

    • dragonflyzia says:

      The days are long, but the years are short…that quote had suck with me since I first heard it. You will struggle with this homeschooling for the time being….I have never been so grateful that my kids are older. You will have your moments for sure but this time with your little man will stay in both your hearts forever. Love is the only way…even when you want to scream. Hang in there and report back with updates!

  2. I’ve had so many songs going through my head as well… Not going to watch your Outlander video as I am going to watch the whole thing as I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve heard it is really good though! I suppose now is the time to watch stuff! 🙂

    • dragonflyzia says:

      We have pretty similar tastes, or so it seems… Let me know when you start watching, I think you will love it. Plus when you get to one of those “hard to watch” episodes… you can always go back to episode 1 and 2….I have watched those more than I care to admit. (insert heart emoji)

  3. AmyRose🌹 says:

    I really applaud and respect your thoughts, Zia. They mirror mine. A lot of good will come out of this. Above all else I believe the basics will come back into focus as in integrity, sterling morals, self-love, family, re-learning how to be humans again instead of robots. I also believe once people settle down that creativity will arise and great genius will be born in the midst of this storm. The news I have not watched for years and lately all I have to do is hear hubby watching news about this virus and my anxiety hits. Off I yell! And I mean yell. I will not tolerate that sensationalized twist of what is happening with a “new” virus we know very little about in my home. The media has stroked such a huge blazing fire of utter panic that I have backed far far away, refusing to do anything with it. God bless my husband for getting our supplies because I honestly would not be able to tolerate the insanity that is unfolding. Being the sensitive I am, I “feel” too much. I’m glad that the time has come where people are forced to step off the spinning wheel. We all need to slow down!

    • dragonflyzia says:

      I am so glad that you don’t have to venture out into this madness…it’s exhausting! Yesterday was my half day and I crashed for two hours in the afternoon. Twenty or thirty minutes is normal, not two hours. If the Boy wouldn’t have called me, it might have been a longer snooze. The uncertainty, the fear, the paranoid, and the panic is a lot to feel at once. Your husband is a great man! I hope you are right about the creativity and the positive changes to come from this!

      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        Zia, because I am a sensitive I do still feel what is out there. It is exhausting. I’ve been sleeping more then usual too. I am blessed to have a husband to will do the shopping. Time will tell about what I said regarding creativity. We’ll see. (smile) xo

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