I don’t know about you – but I’m kinda liking this
quarantine. I’m finding time to do the things I’ve been putting off. You know – laundry, cleaning out closets, trying out
recipes, actually cooking meals. Also, reading books that have been piled up, researching business ideas, taking webinars, connecting with
people I mean to but never do. Just even playing with my kitty, sitting on my balcony (when it’s nice), have you seen that the trees are
beginning to bloom? Taking an afternoon nap, relaxing with a cup of tea, just listening – to my neighborhood.
I live in an apartment beside a community centre and a high
school. It’s usually pretty busy – 45 families in my building, cars going in and out, dog noise, people coming and going and yakking, crazy busy
at the community centre with traffic, basketball, tennis, kids at the playground, skateboarders. Cars driving the kids to school, picking them
up. The kid noise at lunch and after school. And I also live on the emergency corridor – so there are always ambulances and
fire trucks rushing by with their sirens going – plus the traffic, and buses and on and on and on……
And now – SILENCE. There is hardly anyone
out there. The community centre has closed down the public areas which – a nice bonus for me – means that all the big lights are
out. It is quiet, dark and peaceful. I’m sleeping like a baby. I feel calm. I feel
nature. I feel happy and at peace.
My days are going by fairly quickly but at the same time –
Slower. Quieter. Calmer. Sweeter.
I am beginning to understand that this pause for the whole
planet is probably what we all needed. To slow down. To be forced to find out what is really important to each of us. To honor that.
A huge deep breath for all of us. I hope
you too are beginning to feel that. Let’s remember this feeling and take it forward.