I’ve been reflecting this morning on the strange time is and wonder whether I, along with others of us, can be bold enough talk to about the things that are truly important.
Maybe time is giving us the opportunity to connect with our loved ones afresh in honesty, humility, thankfulness and encouragement. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring which is why I feel it’s so important to communicate. We have time to find a way to express how we feel about each one.
Perhaps we can be brave and offer apologies, ask forgiveness, allow some restoration. I was thinking of different ways to communicate: speak, record, write, draw, in any way we find most helpful, about how we love and appreciate each other. I know I want to leave a legacy of applause for my loved ones.
Perhaps we could think about a favourite piece of music, poem, hymn, something from the bible, something not from the bible, that would bring us comfort and then tell family. Should hospitalisation then occur and complete isolation happen, they can arrange for these things to be recorded and sent to us, along with their voices perhaps reading some of it, bringing them close once again.
I wonder whether this is an opportunity to be at our most loving and our best selves.
(Pic: me and my mum Mary the year she died 2008)