Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Small Miracles in Covid Times

on August 16, 2020

A rainy, gloomy day
Confined by social distancing
Feeling very much alone
I reached out to Margie
Who comes here once a month
To help with my house cleaning

She is coming here tomorrow
Now I have a task to do
Cardboard boxes from Amazon
Quarantining in my bath tub
Need breaking down
Cheering me with useful work

A second joy brightened me
Grandson James soon college bound
Texted me an invitation
Supper out and conversation
Wonderful way to say goodbye
We’re going Tuesday night

Good things come in threes they say
While washing dishes after lunch
Playing favorite old CD’s
I heard All The Things You Are
And traveled back to my teen years
Chills and goosebumps still intact

15 responses to “Small Miracles in Covid Times

  1. It’s those seemingly simple things that make it all worthwhile!

  2. Cethru Cellophane says:

    Ina, so glad to read that you are thriving well. This time will pass. Let us all be live and well on the other side.

  3. Lechfisch says:

    The last line is precious Ina!

    • vivachange77 says:

      Thanks, Lechfisch. It was that sensation that bubbled up into my writing this. I wanted to celebrate that old feelings survive in the midst of down days I experience in this strange season.

  4. Pastor Kris says:

    This is so real. And sweet. And because I know you, it was especially dear to read on a rainy Sunday afternoon, still living in Covid–induced loneliness — but with bright spots of joy shining through the clouds!

  5. Dale says:

    Silver linings! Taking the time to enjoy the little things that brighten up our days.
    Wonderful, Ina and I am so happy for your little (and not so little) joys.

  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    It is very good to know that even amid all the depressing chaos around, you are finding truly the golden moments in life. And like you, I’ve had my moments when music stepped in and I too traveled back to my teen years, and yes “chills and goosebumps still intact” from those old songs we loved. 🙂 Cheers to a great finish to the summer!

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