They slowed down, stopped competing with each other.
They grew their own food and fed the community.
They bathed in the forests, rivers, and meadows of wildflowers.
They reconnected their families, repaired broken hearts.
You are my web of strength
that catches me when I fall
and throws me back in the air
like a circus act.
As I processed the fact that we’d pitched any facade of social distancing my body leaned in and I held on tight for at least three minutes, which felt like a delicious forever. Tears I didn’t expect to show up that day started stinging and flowed from my eyes and my body began to shake.
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She looked me in the eyes and shook her head, fingers still grasping in my my direction. I handed her my napkin … she shook her head no again.