Fremont Center, New York, Sunday, March 29, 2020
I have no idea how to start today's note. Between my last letter and now SO MUCH has changed. I had a birthday, and two days later a pandemic was officially announced. I moved out of my friends' house in Lyle, WA, and less than a week later I moved back in with my parents in upstate New York.
It has been a journey.
Luckily I am safe and well, as are those I care about. I'm also grateful I had this safe place to land while the world figures out what health, work, and life look like going forward.
But man am I sad.
I think all of us feel some sort of grief. Whether we've come fact to face with the virus or not, life as we knew it has changed.
For me that change is ceasing all travel effective immediately. Thus, I find myself asking: What does this mean for the Lis Experiment? What does this mean for who I am trying to be? What does this mean, Universe!
I don't think any of us know yet. And, that's OK.
Even though our journeys have changed for good and we mourn their loss, there is one thing I'm sure of. That is the need for us to practice present moment awareness, self care, compassion, and kindness. Beyond that I'm stuck, but I have no doubt we'll get through this somehow.
The links I've included here showcase more of what I've been thinking, feeling, and experiencing these past few weeks. They may seem inconsequential to you or maybe they bring some insights or maybe they at least put a smile on your face. I hope they help somehow.
Enjoy my friends, and be well.