Breathe In Breathe Out .........................& the Angel
Cue Sound.... (press play scroll down)
In tribute of John Prine and the wonderful songs he left us, here's Bonnie's version of Angel from Montgomery. This song on this album was my introduction to a poignant songwriter, musician and folk who knew folk musician.
I cried for John Prine this morning and mourned yet another life lost.
Water, tie shoes, chicken coop, fill water, feed birds, leave eggs for Curator....
I struggled last week.
And meditational breathing is what got me through it. Really, a huge shout out to my awesome friends and family for checking in on my well being. Maisie turned me onto a podcast by Russell Brand and this Scottish guy Wil Hof.
Google the podcast because it's kind of crazy but makes sense all at the same time just like the world we live in right now.
Life emerges in the garden.
Mother Nature is the cause of it all and physical work certainly is a good survival tactic.
(Watch vid after you listen to Bonnie's version of Angel - keep scrolling down)
Loving the afternoon light and Spring heat while sitting in the herb garden.
I tackled the front flower beds and what a workout.
For a lockdown in the State of Massachusetts there is still a lot of traffic on Dedham Street.
People - Slow DOWN and Stay Home!
I had some town folk drive by
and stop ~ Great to have human contact ~ yup 10 feet away ~
I got my tools you know....
Bobby B... in the big orange Town of Dover truck ~ Stuart and Laina with the Board with the drive up on lawn approach and Kevin the Curator with the bless - ed - wheel barrow. Is it wheel barrow or barrel?
Let it go no one cares...
My burpee brother, Phlap would be proud of my wheel barrow workout.
I just love a rainy day.
So, I have been researching micro droplets and came across this video from Japan. It came across my feed. Admittedly, scared the crap out of me.
I continue to follow and support my LesVian sisters and brothers. The Island of Lesvos is a microcosm of the big picture. So, just to put it all in perspective, there are 90,000 citizens and the one hospital has 6 ventilators.
The Greek government imposed a strict lockdown. PM Mitsotakis did a good thing for his citizens.
Back to Lesvos, .... intense - nah... there are somewhere between 20,000 to 27,000 refugees in Moria and surrounding camps and so things like washing hands and containing a pandemic are high alert - break your nerves (a Greek expression) CRITICAL.
The Greeks know about not having resources.
Here in Boston our numbers are rising and Mayor Walsh imposed orders of wear your mask and a curfew from 9pm to 6am. We are under supplied as well and have many more cases then we know.
I watched President Trump talk in circles last press conference and go down on the World Health Organization for not shutting down China sooner.
I don't know but this bickering back and forth in a pandemic is just beyond me.
And because I have been through a crisis / disaster before, I understand the layers and stages one goes through. But peeps especially those peeps that are still in the blame game and angry stage, you will need to learn resiliency because there will be a lot more stages, losses and blaming that will go down.
Leaders will emerge.
Put your energy into tactile downright positive things. It will help with your PTSD, yes PTSD that our whole society will absorb and so will you, now and at a later date when something triggers it.
Hence, my worry beads that I tactilely hold onto to help me ground myself.
Reality bites me closer to home, I checked the the Town of Dover website and 4 cases and 17 presumptive cases of Covid 19 are lurking out in the invisible land of micro droplets.
Full pink moon through the budding apple tree that kind of looks like the eye of a thorny storm.
Don't forget the Angel...