Colors: Cyan Color

Let’s be honest. This generation is better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than an hour without electricity. But here comes that heaviness on your heart again from the latest horrific event in this upside-down world of ours. Sure, we have faced hard times before; but have things ever looked quite this menacing and morose in your lifetime? Daily reports of damaging, devastating events beyond your control. Perhaps your heart breaks a little every day; or maybe you have hardened it and feel almost immune to the latest horrific headline.

You just realized that the trash goes out more than you do. Seriously. We’ve all been sentenced with house arrest. Disconnected from that percolating social world around us. Most of us were quite unprepared for the feelings of loneliness that accompanied our self-isolation at this time. Remember when having to ask a stranger to get you something from the top shelf of the supermarket was your biggest problem? Well, here’s the two-hour waiting line again. When we were told: “The best things in life are worth waiting for” – we did not have tomatoes or onions in mind. Oh, and a free tip: The easiest way to shop with kids – is not to. And I’m the only one at the supermarket trying to get the automatic door to acknowledge my existence? Truth be told, nearly 80% of the food on the shelves in the supermarket did not even exist 100 years ago. So back to baking our own bread…

Another hangover, hopeless morning. We’re still “social distancing,” or should I say: “exiled for the ‘good’ of the realm.” Oh, and don’t they realize that “curfew” is for people who actually leave the house. Enough is enough. How long can you feel stuck in a rut, grumpy from the same drama day in, day out? I feel you. Things are so incredibly off course right now that it is almost a recipe for disaster. We are so lost in the problem, it is nearly impossible to envision the solution. Exasperated, irritated, and sick and tired of it all? That’s your inner GPS sending you a message that it’s time to recalibrate and change course.

Ah, yes. We have nothing to fear but fear itself…and trillions of germs everywhere. Are you spraying people with Lysol as they pass your desk? Let’s hope that germs, unlike everyone else, won’t find you irresistible.

What do you mean it’s Monday? It was just Friday a few hours ago. Feel like you’re sleepwalking, having no idea what day or perhaps even what month it is? How does it make you feel knowing that half of us are now experiencing symptoms of depression? Having no say about your choices or future can surely lead to feelings of powerlessness, and even hopelessness. Sure, the pivot point for all of our suffering may very well be this CV. Twilight Zone, we find ourselves in. But, what to do about it?

I know what you’re thinking. This is the biggest game of cooties you’ve ever seen in your life. Hungry for some social interaction? Glue a coffee cup onto the top of your car and see how many people wave at you. Lol.