A Touch of the Glooms


Started off the day with a touch of the glooms, as Letty Parker would say. Not sure why but suddenly the whole situation felt overwhelming and never ending. I was determined, also like my heroine, not to give in and for me the best way to do that is to keep busy. A small task completed always helps, so I cleaned out the cupboard in the bathroom. It didn’t completely lift the clouds, but I was already feeling better when after lunch Mike and I did our stint in the front garden.

We don’t work. We stand in the sun and watch the world go by. There was a Red Admiral on the magnolia and a bee hovering above a flower. A grandmother, rather sour faced unfortunately, walked past with her grandchild, then we managed a conversation with Harry who lives in the house across the road and Ruth who lives on the corner opposite us. Social distancing was observed at all times, as it was when I went for my walk and talked to other neighbours in their gardens.

Suddenly everything felt better. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and there were people around. We were all in the same boat, but we were doing our best to be there for each other.





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