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