Would it be easier to run ahead? To dive, to fly? If you couldn’t see obstacles or count the doubts?
Or would we stay in a corner, cowered. Fear like dark blankets on all sides?
Are they a comfort or a cage?
So Covid is taking a toll on our lives, but also our mental health. Is Happy even a thing anymore?
Grief and bad news can keep us busy for a lifetime. If/then paradoxes, ‘If only…XY-name-your-thing, then I’ll be happy,’ keep us in constant discontent.
🕑 7 minutesMy daughter joined a Breakdance class last year. She always loved dancing and had a natural “popping” ability, so I showed her some styles online and Breaking caught her.
It might seem peculiar compared to e.g. swimming or soccer, but the style was as normal to me as street drummers or people passing with purple mohawks (I grew up in cities and various cultural circles).
But this was the first time I got to get close.
It’s one thing to hear about crews and listen to beats as a kid. It’s another to see your own kids rocking out.
And every time she had class, it was like all was well with the world..
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No one toasting New Year’s Eve could imagine that a global lockdown would become part of our human experience.
For all the troubles and straight up grief, the Covid lockdown has also sparked new ways to connect, deeper connections, and a greater appreciation for one another, including strangers.