Well, I am still “staying home” but because I am now in our beautiful Mountain Retreat, East of the Mountains (as they say in our state), isolation is the norm here…so I don’t feel quite that same intense longing for contact that was rapidly building up back in the city.
Spring is so beautiful here in the mountains…different than the beautiful landscaped yards and gardens in my other neighborhood, which are bursting right now with chosen and planned colors.
Over here, everything is 50 shades of GREEN, highlighted and intensified as we leave the browns of winter and and head into the burnt yellows and golds of summer.
I love Spring here. So pleasing to the senses. Birds arriving with their songs, squirrels chattering away, the Wild Turkeys, well, their sounds are personal, having to do with Turkey Foreplay, so I won’t describe that.
It smells wonderful, clean and fresh, almost as if breathing deeply here could cleanse your lungs of bad air, and even a Virus or two.
And the non-green colors are all a surprise, it seems new each year.
I’m sure many of you are still experiencing many different changes in your lives, including a lot more time at home. I’m a crafts and hobbies Nutcase, and I NEVER have NOTHING to do in that arena…always a project to finish.
I know others can’t even think of what to do to fill empty time so when I spotted this the other day, I thought it might be a good Spirit Lifters video.
Ideas for new things, hobbies to try in lock down
I’ve been enjoying all the music people are sharing, especially these delightful Covid 19 battling songs that folks are putting together online…so creative.
But today, I’m realizing the benefit of focusing on Spirit Lifters only works if we don’t use it to completely escape the reality of life today. We can’t afford to be tempted by the complacency or denial created if we live only in Happy Land.
So today’s song, an old favorite of mine, is a music video I have posted before. It has some beautiful images and subjects, however, it also contains some haunting ones….especially if applied to our current New Normal. See how many examples you can find that are similar to how so many of us are living these days.
And last, this wonderful episode of Some Good News, by John Krasinsky.
Take care and let me know in the Comments section how you are doing, and if any of these Spirit Lifters have been helpful!