I hope and pray you are all doing well, as well as you can be.
There is an article going around facebook, at least in my circles, and yes I’m probably spending too much time on facebook lately, but some of it is good. And it points out that that strange sensation we are all feeling, is grief. That ache in your bones, that anxiety, having your emotions boil over at strange moments.
We have to give up knowing what tomorrow will bring, and we are grieving that With a natural disaster, you can see the radar of the storm coming, or hear the reports of how contained the fire is. Even with a war, and I hate war, but with the trauma that is war, you can make a strategy and align with allies and have a clear sense of when it is over. We have an ongoing, not knowing with this virus, it is invisible but bringing awful consequences. This is a different kind of crisis than we are used to. There is so much we do not know, it brings a new kind of anxiety and a new kind of grief. Continue reading →