Brenda, I feel so connected to you and your poetry. And honestly, I have been having those similar feelings. My life has not been terribly affected like others, yet there's still a heaviness. A weariness to know the world is going through this. To know we can only do our part and it doesn't seem like enough. Then comparing, seeing others do more, when the news may highlight the neighbors or "heroes", and we feel useless. But sometimes, it's enough to just "be". With my own journey in self-care and forgiveness, I've realized that yes, others do have it worse, but that does not mean I need to feel even more shame or blame myself. I can always be more grateful, of course, but that doesn't mean I have to silence my pain always because someone may be hurting in worse ways.
All the love and good thoughts to you. Be gentle with yourself, you deserve that <3
Awww, thank you so much Mary Anne! I too feel connected to your poetry. It's a beautiful thing isn't it? You nailed it, btw.. feeling like I should be doing more, guilty because I don't. Relieved in a way that I'm not expected to. Hugs to you dear girl-thank you for being a part of my world. Stay safe-
8 months ago
by Tony Grannell
Plenty of food, nice house, loving husband who makes me laugh, so, why am I climbing the walls. Adrift in the mayhem of quarantine, like sailing a storm whilst trying to keep calm. Maybe I shouldn't have but I found parts of this very funny. Your honesty and poetic acumen are to be greatly admired. Very well done, indeed.