SoCS: Welcome

I  journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises,
and participate in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday  whenever I have time.  I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art!  You can join us!

The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “welcome.”

What an odd word when
in fact, most people are
NOT welcome right now,
with many of us in isolation.

I think I am a bit stunned
right now.  After fighting
with a client and her
lawyer, both of whom were
in denial about the virus
as if it is a hoax, and we
are pretty worn out.  We’ve
taken a couple days off
to regroup… I am sketching
and writing madly in my journal when I get scared.

And I am finally scared.

A friend’s relative, a healthy middle-aged teacher died
of the virus.   Somehow knowing someone who
has died of it makes it hit home.  Before I was
cautious… but now there
is a bit of a panick that
comes to me sometimes.

I worry about older folks
who are isolated.  Mine are
all dead now, but I think about the ones I don’t know.

What is there to welcome?

Okay, Spring, though I
wonder how much most
of us will see it unless we
live in the country because cities are not where you
want to be out and about.
We both welcome laughter,
and are watching Trevor
Noah do his Daily Social Distancing show… and I
watch a Simon’s Cat
whenever I get blue — see
below if you don’t know
about Simon’s Cat.

I think artists and creatives fare better in isolation that most —
a lot of us are fine with our thoughts and so can take advantage of it.
I’ve spent days and weeks in isolation working on paintings back in the day and
didn’t miss people.  But for those who are uncomfortable with it, this is hard.

Mitchell and I will be working, alone together, and no one is at risk for it.
You caught me in a not very upbeat mood in this Stream of Consciousness writing,
and it is what it is…  Please take the warnings seriously.  Read the WHO
daily for updates — they are much better than the Trump-run CDC.

From a photo by Dan Antion, fellow lover of squirrels.

For the rules, go to Linda’s blog;  feel free to join the fun!

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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7 Responses to SoCS: Welcome

  1. Dan Antion says:

    These things become all too personal when we know someone who is affected, especially someone who has died. I am sorry to hear that. I know, it’s just as sad when you don’t know the people, but we connect differently when we know them.

    I love what you did with the squirrel. I remember taking that photo. That little guy was so happy to find a bagel.
    I hope you guys can stay safe and avoid clients like the one you seem to have.


  2. joey says:

    I am sick and terrified, so I appreciate reading that you’re scared. I feel rather dismissed by most of the people I’m in contact with. So let me say again, thank you for sharing your fear.
    I am so sorry this has taken a person you knew.


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