Hello fellow pandemic-facing persons. Doing your best? Finding and taking note of things that bring you joy or comfort or are soothing? I hope so!!! Because the better you feel the more likely you might be to give of yourself and assist others in not as great a space as you have been able create for yourself. Like, folks completely cutoff from everyone they love because they reside in a care facility (we've one in our family). Or folks like old friends from high school, who I just discovered have lost their mother (unrelated to Coronavirus, best I can tell).
Stay calm. Carry on. Find a toehold, or fingerhold. Wrap your phalanges around 'em — and hang the fuck on.
(And, as always, if you are using social media and follow famous people, make sure their problems and anxieties aren't becoming your own just because you feel like you know them or can relate to them because they created something you enjoy or play a sport you like. Don't let someone else fill you. Psychic vampires are real, yo!)
That's it for now.
Update: What did you do today? Me? I wrote words. Read words. Edited words. Listened to words. Today is a day of words. And if my wife and I end up getting takeaway Chinese food for dinner I will eat words. (Yes. I will eat the fortune in the crispy cookie that contains the bit of paper. I will swallow the unread prophecy and it will manifest into this plane of existence and the land shall heal and all will be good...hopefully.)
Update: I have always seen patterns and potential interelationships among ostensibly disparate items. Been that way since childhood. It was weird then. When I was young. But the trait helped me get through college. And proved useful in a number of professional gigs (strategy, competitive intel, fraud accounting and financial sleuthing). It helped me time (investment) decisions, pay down debt, etc. I could tell when cops were about to bust a party within a fifteen minute window with about 99% accuracy—saving my teenage friends and I some hassle. I am spending this evening sitting, meditating, and synthesizing current events. And I am seeing patterns.
(Also, THE PALE HORSE. You are welcome.)
by Geoffrey Allison || SIXSTRINGcpa