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 Blinded by love  (E)
Kate is in love but what is she not seeing?

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*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUE! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*

Sorry this is late *Blush*, but better late than never, right?

Thanks Angus 🍻
Cheers Sue
And people stayed at home
And read books
And listened
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
More deeply
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.

This was written in 1869
That was during a cholera pandemic. It's kind of spooky how things come around. That pandemic lasted for nine years!
There's been a name mix-up that has been attributing this poem to Kathleen O’Mara (circa 1869). When it was actually written by Kitty O’Meara in 2020.
I want to thank Anonymous for the wonderful gift. What a wonderful surprise to be gift pranked. Thank you so much. Cheers Sue

I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it's not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat.

Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.

For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial & family crisis.

For some that live alone they're facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest & time with their mother, father, sons & daughters.

With the $600 weekly increase in unemployment some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss in sales.

Some families of 4 just received $3400 from the stimulus while other families of 4 saw $0.

Some were concerned about getting a certain candy for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend.

Some want to go back to work because they don't qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.

Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday.

Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. Others don't believe this is a big deal.

Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020. Others say the worst is yet to come.

So, friends, we are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different.
Each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing.

We are all on different ships during this storm experiencing a very different journey.

Unknown author
So true. *Planet*
So very true. Thank you for sharing!
Excellent! It's important for us to realize there is more than one perception other than our own. *Heart*
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The walls dripped nightmares  (18+)
An award ceremony with a difference
Really enjoyed this one! :)
A story that can't be missed!
Trust me!

Sounds horrible. Sounds exciting. Sounds like something I shouldn't read before bedtime. *Laugh*

In case anyone forgot and thinks it's Quill-worthy..."The Quill Awards But no pressure, of course. *Wink*
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 A mother’s love  (E)
A mother’s reflection on a daughter’s life.

on your promtion to Preferred Author!!!
You look great in yellow!
Kindest Regards, Lilli
Thank you so much for your support.
Cheers Sue
Thank you so much!
Cheers Sue