A look back to February 2020, when the word ‘distance’ became a verb, something we did.
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. — Bob Hope
Retrospection It was February 14th, 2020. Valentine's Day. It was to be our last social event before everything closed and our lives shut down. This is a look back to those early weeks of quarantine, when our need for connection to each other became so clear. Journey with me in this time of retrospection. I began with Week Four. The earlier posts are below.
When We Distanced:
Week Four: In the Midst of the Fog. Bob Hope said when we look back , it is the simplest of things that can offer a glow of meaning. This post is about a simple encounter that brought me some calm and peace during our quarantine. I wonder if you also found some meaning in a similar, simpler way. Many turned to home cooking, home projects, canning or creative arts. I walked and I wrote.
From the Beginning: Weeks One, Two and Three
Tomorrow: Weeks Six and Beyond . . .
Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. -------Baltasar Gracian
But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. . . Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. ------Hebrews 10:32-39