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The evening summer storm had come and gone. A big deal to some, hardly noticed by others. But later while people slept, many of them unaware, the rain came. It was a prolonged drenching rain, a flooding rain, a deluge. Some continued to sleep, blissfully ignorant of the rain. Others heard it, felt it, and experienced the soaking.
The expression “hard-headed” comes to mind as I observe the news. Why do we struggle to learn lessons as we go through life? I have spent some time thinking about the lessons I have learned over the past few months. You probably could make your own list, but I’ll share a few of mine.
I have returned to working in the office two days a week. It’s strange but familiar. I continue to be amazed at how we are able to adapt quickly sometimes and not so much other times. I clearly remember the drive home the last day I was in the office and it was much like my drive back to the office the first morning of my return.
There should be lessons learned relative to our mandated isolation. I was thinking of the new vocabulary I have picked up over the past 13 plus weeks.
I’m tucked into my bedroom/craft room/temporary office trying to be extra quiet. Just downstairs my husband is conducting a virtual conference with 200 attendees. It would not be a good time for me to watch TV, empty the dishwasher, or play music. So, I am quiet. It’s a small thing but important.
We have been struggling relatively briefly with a pandemic, but much longer with a different disease. What disease you ask? First, here is a definition of the word disease. “A disease is a particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people.” Now, what do you think I am talking about?