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Self-Quarantine Day 7 – 03/19/2020

Typing today’s date zips me back fifty years, to a hospital room, a long day of induced labor so we could outrun a blizzard, and a tiny blue-eyed, towheaded little guy.

That kid and his partner had booked a 10-day Paris vacation to celebrate his birthday this week, but the universe made other plans, so they found an alternate hideaway.

Fifty years. Makes me feel lightheaded. It’s been that long since my son was born… and I’d already lived a whole life before THAT happened. How is it possible to sit here in my same skin at 72… same on the inside except chill and settled now, understanding a tiny handful of things, knowing every one of those things in my life really happened, one by one… and acquiesce to a life spooling out. We’re candles.

Pouring rain this morning off and on… drippy… gray. I coughed all night, but that’s calming down now. Pretty sure it’s just from being closed up in this same air for days at a time. Our only windows are on the east side, so air flow is at a premium, and it’s been too cold to leave the balcony door open for very long. If spring arrives this year, it will never have been so welcome.

I wanted NOT to live in extraordinary times, but somehow knew I would… probably because my imagination formed stories from the things I learned, and the possibilities were out there.

And here we are. Making the most of the minutes while we have them.

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  1. Barbara Downing
    Mar 19, 2020 @ 21:26:16

    Thumbs Up !

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  2. Barbara Downing
    Mar 19, 2020 @ 15:33:09

    John 50, his Mom 72, his Great AuntieB 84. All this happened in a very short time, or so it seems. I DO hope he and his pardner get to make that trip to Paris in the near future. Jennie Marie’s daughter, Zoe, was all set to leave for Europe this month. Don’t know at this present time how that will be accomplished. BUT, we’re hoping it does happen eventually. She is a writer, too and I am looking forward to her next novel. As always, I am looking forward to your next edition ! I know it’s good therapy. ( Zoe says she wouldn’t want to live without her laptop) Love you, AuntB

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    • Judy Smith
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 20:23:42

      Love you too, AuntB – stay well. Time is such a weird thing – it just moves on. I hope Zoe will eventually get to take her trip, and John & Anthony will take theirs. It will mean the world has once again righted itself to that extent and is rolling on…

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