If there is one thing that I have learned in my life, it is that tomorrow is never guaranteed. And in these uncertain times, although I am certain there we will be a tomorrow, it may not look the way today looked. It will definitely not look like last month looked.
It is day 7 of social distancing for us. And each tomorrow has brought a new restriction. Whether it is raining so we cannot go outside or I am testing Zoom, we are all learning this new normal together. It is frustrating and scary. We aren’t really sure what is going to happen and when things will finally get back to normal.
If I am to go by our govenor, I would say that many tomorrows from now, on April 8th, we may start feeling a bit more like ourselves. We are on a stay-at-home order until then. We will continue to social distance and only leave our home for daily fresh air, grocery shopping when absolutely necessary, and doctors’ appointments.
We are all starting to crave interaction from the outside world. A FaceTime session from my aunt yesterday proved that. I think we are all trying to find ways to connect: Facebook Groups, text or instant messaging, frequent phone calls, FaceTiming have become our lifelines. Who knew that our hobbies would turn into our only way to remain connected to the outside?
It is starting to feel like a creepy Netflix series up in here.
My Grandma use to day tomorrow never comes. It took me until I was older to realize that it is never actually tomorrow because tomorrow turns into today at the stroke of midnight. But hopefully, our tomorrow comes sooner rather than later.
I am writing for the 2020 Slice of Life Challenge.
I am participating in FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY. Today’s word is: less
The rules are simple. Write for five minutes flat. There is no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. It is unscripted. Unedited. Real
Your words sum up how I feel right now! Never in a bazillion tomorrows would I think we would be going through this! Stay healthy!
It’s very surreal.
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Nice website. Thanks for the thoughtful post. Staying in too. We’re hoping to get my 91-year-old mom set up with a device that will allow facetime. That will be a challenge, but worth it.
It will be a challenge but the connection will
Mean everything. We should get something to our 91 year old great grandpa!
Your post reminds me that tomorrow never is guaranteed and we are so fortunate for all that we have, even if it’s not what is ideal. I loved that way used tomorrow to transition each paragraph!
Thank you. It is a writing exercise by Five Minute Friday. They post a word each week and you write for just 5 minutes surrounding the work. It’s a great way to think about writing in a new way.
Just to keep history straight, actually it was Grandpa with the ‘tomorrow never comes’. Prob why I still try to do whatever sooner than later to this day.
Hmm. I always thought It was grandma. Thanks.
One thing I have noticed from being home this past week is that I no longer have to manipulate things on my calendar because I have been reminded that all we have is right now.
This is true. However, I was talking to my dad on the phone and needed to ask him what day it was. I legit couldn’t remember.
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It really don’t mean much to me,
the ‘isolation’ scene.
It’s my recent history;
I’m on the hard routine.
Cancer has locked down my days,
haven’t been out in a year,
but is just the way it plays,
and I don’t have to fear
the need to keep my motivation
and my focused thinking,
even though this situation
might send some blokes a-drinking.
I’ve lost my freedom and my voice,
but happiness is still my choice.
#1 at FMF this week.
This is beautiful. I can see why it was #1 this week.
Praying you have a healthy and peace-filled week ahead!!
Agreed. Thank you. You too.