Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! It has been a year in the United States since the country went into its first stage of lockdown. I remember trying to find the words to tell Darling Youngest that they weren’t going to be able to have a birthday party that year. I remember picking up my Darling Eldest from college and setting him up to take classes remotely from home.
The year has certainly brought some changes and some hard truths to light. There are some things that will never go back to the way they were before. Still, there are reasons to be at least a little more hopeful now. My husband has had his first vaccination, and if things go according to schedule, my children and I should be vaccinated before July. Darling Youngest (and I) will have to have another weird birthday and Darling Eldest is finishing up his second spring semester from home. But this summer might not be a total loss. And who knows? Maybe I’ll be able to hug friends again really soon. Here’s hoping.
Looking ahead to next week, Rosemary would like us to start writing about new relationships (and to remind us that not all relationships are with other human beings).
The floor is now yours to share your wonderful word artistry. I’m taking words both new and old, poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction. One entry per person please and prose pieces should be 369 words or fewer. Thanks!