Lockdown Lists

What makes me sad?

Cancelled plans. Being unable to mosh. Empty cafes. Darkened bars. No future plans. Not much to look forward to. Armchair experts. Slagging matches. Twitter and Instagram wars. Locked in. Locked out. Lost time. Wasted lives. Not being able to hug someone. Feeling helpless. Hopeless. Divided states. Divided people. So much hate. So little compassion. All the shouting. All the fears. Not being able to live life. A generation in tears.

What makes me angry?

The Prime Minister. The media fuelling the fire. Vaccine-hesitancy. Anti-vaxxers. Extremist views. Blame games. Lack of perspective. Lack of understanding. Lack of kindness.

What keeps me going?

Friends. Sunshine. Mindless TV. Wine. Cat cuddles. Telling stories. Writing. Exercise. Music. Long walks. Sleep. Chats with my barista. Dressing up each day. Ocean views. Pink skies. Orange hues. The mantra: one day at a time. The knowledge that we’re all suffering. one way or another. We’re all in this together. Reminders that this too shall pass. Because nothing is permanent. Nothing, will forever last.

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  • Lee-Ann
    19 July 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I love this. Hope you’re doing okay! ❤

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      25 July 2021 at 8:31 am

      Thanks! Yeah, as okay as I can I suppose. I have okay days and crap days

  • Joanne+Tracey
    20 July 2021 at 7:58 am

    Yes, yes, and yes. Sending virtual socially distanced hugs.