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Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle


How are you?

I am writing to you from the toilet.

I’m lying.

Or am I?

You’d never know.

This is how we behave in a pandemic. Everything goes.

I’ve provided video therapy with a cat’s butt in my face while wearing a nice green blouse, navy blue pajama bottoms with sparkly stars, self-knitted striped rainbow socks, and green paisley clogs. I’ve made a sourdough starter and begun to bake bread. I’ve performed songs from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang over Marco Polo using the “helium” voice and sourced coveted face mask elastic from a worn out fitted sheet, king sized. My youngest daughter is making bank sewing face masks at the kitchen table.

It has taken a pandemic to bring me back to this blog. My muse had left me, and I had become overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of your blogs.

I don’t know if I’ll be back here tomorrow or the next day. I might be busy going crazy. I don’t know if you’ll read this. You might be busy doing the same.

I don’t know anything. Except that God is still good. And in the midst of horror, beauty and joy are still to be found. In abundance.

I hope you are all safe and well.

P.S. In case you’re curious, this is what I’ve been up to since dropped off the face of the earth: .

sourdough starter photo credit: By arash ghanizadeh – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,




7 responses »

  1. Ginger Harwerth

    Greetings from my couch. Nice to hear from you again!

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  2. Hi there! Good to hear from you. Stay safe (and sane).

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  3. “They” want us to get used to the so called new normality … what does this mean exactly? Wearing a mask is just what can be seen ( I had to wear a mask when my neighbour and I visited another neighbour in the hospital), but I think it goes much deeper: freedom and peace. It is not okay when the government speaks about social control and people are acting violent against people who are different or have different opinions. We have seen this, haven’t we?

    As long as there is joy and beauty to be seen I have hope.

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    • Hi Regula! Hope is so so needed right now. I also try every day to find something which brings joy. Today when we got home from hiking, we saw so many yellow and black butterflies in the flowers in front of our home. I think that was one of my great moments of the day in addition to good family time and beautiful views while hiking. And now a nice coffee! (I am very motivated and rewarded by delicious food!)

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