It has been SIX MONTHS since Los Angeles had its 'Stay At Home' order. (aka Quarantine)
Sure, we have some more freedom now, and less fear, or MORE fear to some, and some normalcy, and more loss, but less loss than before. And more political drama. But some political clarity (ahem VOTE Trump OUT duh!) And more digital cults. And more social media shenanigans. And more work. But less work than we want. And more confusion. And more waiting. And more yearning for social gatherings, but also more adaptability and even some more, yes, joy in isolation....
A lot has happened in these six months. A LOT to some, and nearly nothing at all to others.
For some, it has been a constant nightmare and a brutal challenge.
For some, it has been groundhog day every day.
Some has been getting closer to what really matters.
Some have been flourishing with work.
Some have been hungry, homeless, job-less.
Some have been yogis, zen masters, nature lovers.
Some have found creativity in the collective pain.
Some have found pain in the absence of a collective.
Some have discovered things about themselves they never knew.
Some have discovered things about their spouses they never knew.
Some have closed businesses.
Some have opened business.
Some dreams were shattered.
Some dreams were made.
Some deaths happened.
Some births happened.
Happy six months anniversary to the optimistic ones, the ones who see the light through the shadows of our times, the creative spirits who see adaptability as a virtue, the ones who know there is more goodness even though the badness is so incredibly loud. Cheers to you, golden ones. You've made it thus far. Now spread some optimism on your down and under friends, they need your love more than ever...
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman