Almost 18 months into my pandemic
#isolation #music #novels

I was laid off from my job in the spring of 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, and I began to isolate at home. I fought a prior catastrophic event with the new one by using the time to begin replacing, with CDs, some of the 294 albums Hurricane Harvey destroyed or damaged in 2017. I need my music.

I also need to create. I've completed four novels that are part of a family saga I’m writing covering the late 1940s to who knows when. I seem to be forever stuck in 1974 at the moment. Despite being a tumultuous time, the fiction of it is easier on my nervous system than the reality of now.

Still, I am present: grateful for the moment and hopeful for the future.
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Sep 24 2021

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