its hard to know whats next
when the world is on pause

at resuming do we ease back in
or will it all rush out at once

the March that lasted 1000 day
collapsing into November, December, a New Year

all of us shaking our heads
wondering when time stopped meaning anything;

or - -
will we be softer with the emerging?

will we learn to linger over days
seek the still of what was

touch the hands we missed, linger...
for a moment longer then before

we've been put in time out
we ache for release

what comfort will we find
when we do?


Friday Check In - Its April!

Does anyone remember when January felt ages long, well March really took the cake didn't it? But 5 years into 2020, and it is finally April. I'm writing this from the couch, in between online classes, while Gwen Zoom meets with her classmates, and Trav is on a conference call. What a brave new world we're living in. Gwen is out of school until May at least, and its looking more and more like it might end up being until the end of the year. We'll see what happens.

We started online school with Gwen this week, and there was definitely a learning curve. It will get easier, I know, but yikes. Thankfully my first virtual class went much smoother.

How are you all handling this quarantine situation, honestly? For the most part things here are going really well, but that doesn't mean that we're all doing well with it all of the time. Its starting to feel more familiar and normal, but its still hard, and when days come up that we would have been doing something fun, its hard not to feel down about it. But we press on. We've been moving our bodies more, getting fresh air on the balcony and by walking the dog as much as the weather cooperates, and that helps a lot. What's helping you through this?

Sending out lots of love over these virtual channels to those who need it right now.