In March 2020 all our lives came to a stop. Except for essential workers we were to remain at home. I’m retired, definitely not essential. Like many, my planned trips and workshops were cancelled. I coped well for about a year…completing projects around the house, taking Zoom classes, and walking every day. But one year later in March 2021 I was 2 months shy of turning 65, and didn’t qualify for the COVID vaccine. I felt as if my life was on ice, frozen. It was as if I had fallen through an ice-covered lake with no escape. I was languishing, not quite depressed, but certainly not flourishing. Even after finally receiving both my vaccine shots, I still had a reluctance to being around people indoors, except for close friends. It felt like I was peeking through openings in the ice, but not ready to embrace life returning to normal. There was a new threat, the COVID Delta variant and so many Americans not wanting to get the vaccine. This work reflects my state of mind and emotions from March through June 2021.
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