In the Distance: A Look Back

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
Mirror, Looking Back In Mirror

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 . . .

Beach, Coast, Sunrise, Low Tide, Sand
Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.
-------Baltasar Gracian

Panorama, Landscape, Reflection, Lake
In calm reflections, trees see who they are.
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

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