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The Space in Which we Find Ourselves

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Today it is raining, cold and windy. The whistling of the winds reminds me so much of the book/movie Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The story is based on a wild, passionate story of the intense love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a lad adopted by Catherine’s father.

The English moors were dark, cold, and sinister. An interesting read if you get the chance.

It has gotten darker in my part of the universe in recent weeks. The world is so much quieter this year. Covid-19 has thrown a huge monkey wrench into the plans of mice and men.

So many of us have personally lost so much. And collectively the world has lost its innocence and its sense of invincibility.

We have never experienced a time such as this and many of us do not know what to do. Many refuse to adhere to the recommendations to help save lives and continue to go about living life unawares.

At a time we should be showing more love, discord seems to be the dominant force.

We must continue to pray for peace.

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Spring and summer have given rise to fall as we continue to grapple with our new normal.

The children have had a harsh year being locked mostly inside unable to attend school and freely play with friends.

They have lost so much precious time and we continuously pray that our love, their youth, and adaptability will empower them with resilience to make it through.

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Mental health is at an all-time high. Those who were struggling before are now in dire straits. While new diagnoses are made every day.

The elderly and the homebound have witnessed a time like no other. Imagine only being able to see your family through a window. Heartbreaking!

The loss of human interaction, closeness, touch, and camaraderie will give rise to many current and future problems.

The way we see life and our planet is forever altered. Our world has shifted on its axis and many souls have transitioned.

As fall and winter settle in many will feel isolated in a deeper way. 

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This morning I arose early and usually, I cannot wait to leave the warm confines of my bed for my online platforms. But today I remain in place. Snuggled in the warmth of my blanket listening to the sounds of my sleeping child.

Soon he will awaken for his online school in these abnormal times. No walking to school with friends. No noisy peals of laughter parts the chill air.

Just the noise of silence.

Even the animals seem quieter this year. Not too many dogs barking. The animals sense a shift, something not quite right this year.

I remember to thank God for my life and many blessings.

Be safe, be well!

God bless us all!

11 thoughts on “The Space in Which we Find Ourselves

  1. We’ve all encountered heartache this year; some more than others. No matter how out-of-control our world appears to be, God is always in control. We can do this because He is with us! “You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see him now, you trust Him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” I Peter 1:8. God bless you, Pene! Stay warm and be safe!

    1. Hello my dear friend, I am so happy you visited. Yes we love Him, He loves us and we shall prevail.
      Stay safe, warm and blessed!

  2. Sad times! You have described them with such sensitivity. The photos are lovely! Take care, Pene. Don’t stretch yourself too thin. Stay safe and be happy. <3

    1. Thank you. Please do the same.
      Peace and blessings.

  3. great post

    1. I appreciate you!

  4. This is a wonderful post, Pene. I enjoyed reading it. You have described perfectly the year 2020. Many people will not miss this year when it quietly slips away. But I can truly say I have been blessed tremendously this year. The Lord has a unique way of turning the enemy’s bad into good for His people. Thank you Lord. Be blessed my friend and I hope your week will be blessed.

    1. The enemy’s influence is everywhere it seems. So much turmoil. Now more than ever we need to be diligent.
      Be blessed!

  5. Thanks for your thoughts–resonated with my soul…beautiful pictures.

  6. The pictures in here are so beautiful 😍.
    2020 has been rough, it’s been good too, for me at least and we are grateful for it all. Enjoy your time with your family ❤️✌🏿

    1. Yes my dear. We have certainly spent “a lot” of time together this year.
      Have a great day!

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