“Rear its ugly head” is a term I have heard people say when referring to problems. Meaning, as soon as things seem to be going well, here comes something bad that happens that “rears up its ugly head.” When trouble “rears its ugly head” don’t get off course or become afraid. Make the necessary adjustments, but don’t quit.
Love and marriage. This combination of words comes to my mind as both a statement and a question. Can they coexist? Along this journey we’ve learned that though there is a distinct difference between love–an affection towards a thing or person; and marriage–committed consensual and contractual union with someone….they can coexist with as long as there is willingness by both parties (husband AND wife) to commit to them both.
What we had imagined for 2020 was far from a “perfect picture”; but I do believe 2020 offered the perfect INSIGHT and REFLECTION into who we were as individuals, mankind, as nations, and in our beliefs; whether those beliefs be individual, family, cultural, political, or religious. 2020 pulled back the veils of what we aspired to have, what we had, what we needed and who we really were. However, some of those things were difficult to process in their totality until now. Yes, now that we’ve crossed the threshold into 2021 and look back from whence we came, we realize the vision 2020 would provide would be in HINDSIGHT.
We could choose to ignore feelings of sorrow, heaviness and grief, but eventually it will all build up and catch us off guard. We’ll wonder, “Why am I so irritated, angry, sad, or withdrawn.” It may be due to grief or our inability to properly deal with it. And 2020 has brought its share of it…grief that is.
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Our nation has been asthmatic for generations. I don’t think it coincidental the parallel to our nation’s condition and the symptoms of the coronavirus. We all have to be ESSENTIAL WORKERS if something is gonna change. Liberty and justice can’t survive social distancing. We all have to get to work.
Unfortunately, wearing masks won’t stop the contagion of injustice.