by lightning. First a bit of background. Two and a half years ago I lost my wife when she passed away. In the midst of the final stages of the grieving process we were collectively blessed with the COVID Crisis.
Oh, I have lots of family and a lot of friends but that wasn’t enough. Over time I didn’t feel like finishing my novel or putting together another book of poems. I followed the COVID rules for the most part, we all tip the scale of should we now and then though. I stuck with isolation until late February. Then I decided to make some changes before I ended up depressed.
For those who say it is hopeless think again. I took a look around close by on line. I met someone in March. Her name is Michele. She is ten or so years younger than me, but we get along just fine. To tell you the truth there is a measure of pleasure buying her flowers and driving through nearby sights she hasn’t seen.
Some things in common. She is a die hard Montreal Canadians fan as I am and being from Saskatchewan she is a Riders Fan. In my case not being a Rider Fan could have been a deal breaker as I have a collection of Rider items from hats, signs and even a bathtub rubber ducky
Some advice, don’t think all these rules will destroy your life and to avoid the prospect of isolation or depression take a look inward and decide to do whatever our current COVID limitations permit.
I am back writing again, I have a new girlfriend and I discovered life always moves on whether we move on or not. There is a lot of truth to the saying “Life is what you make it.”