January 24th, 2021
I am SOOOOO tired of covid. I want to throw a tantrum!! I am sick of the arguments over mask wearing, and the vaccine and not seeing my family, and all of the news reports that make me cry, hearing the numbers of people who have died. It’s wearing me down…me and everyone I know! I also appreciate how lucky I am that no one in My family has been seriously ill.
And I miss hugs. No matter how hard I try to remember how so many people are so much worse off than I, sometimes it is STILL “all about me.” There have been two babies born into our family since covid intruded into our lives. Baby Shai is eight months old today and I’ve never held him! Luca will be one year old next month, and we haven’t been able to hold him either. Compared to families who have lost loved ones, I know this seems like “ small potatoes,” but it has an effect on our emotional well-being!
This morning I woke up at 5:30… too early for me…ha!ha! But instead of falling back to sleep, missing hugs was on my mind and I kept thinking … going through the list of my favorite huggers. Ah! And I thought, how can I turn this sleepless patch into something good? I came up with a new slogan:
H U G S… Help Us Gather Soon
I imagined making posters on sticks and putting them in the potted plants at the mall and tacking HUGS signs to telephone poles at all the local traffic lights, and painting HUGS on old sweatshirts and tees and wearing them so people would ask me what it stood for! I’d tell them it means we want HUGS and we all have to work together to make it happen…
And then I finally went back to sleep….