These are historical times.
Let me repeat, these are HISTORICAL times.
And these times are - at times - HYSTERICAL as well.
And I mean that in both the comedic and tragic notions of the word.
So here I am, living in these historical and hysterical times, and chewing on the fascinating and devastating happenings every passing day, and I can't help noticing that I haven't been this engaged with my community in quite some time, and by 'quite some time' I mean EVER. Being socially distanced has made me feel connected to my fellow humans around the globe who are experiencing with me an array of feelings and happenings through these historical times. From Covid scares, to political divisions, I have found myself to be more invested with my community than I have before.
Actions that only involve ME seem more meaningless these days. Not totally meaningless... I won't pretend to be some selfless do-gooder a hundred percent of the time, but if my actions don't serve some other person or if I am lucky - personS, self involved actions lose some meaning these days. Or maybe turning my 'I' into a 'We' is another form of self soothing, of self caring, of managing the crisis of the moment.
They sure are fascinating times, these historical times...
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.
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