Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope this finds you happy 🙂 And if not? Calm enough to try to turn your day around.
Personally, I am very happy! And I’m ready to yell it from the rooftops.
Suddenly, I’ve found myself 6 days away from England. And getting very excited! There’s lots to do. Lots to organise. It’s not like a normal trip; there’s tests to buy, more to pack and plan around etc.
Things are coming together nicely for a brilliant Summer! Within the next month I have plans to see Mum, my brother Mark, Dave, my Oma & Grandad, my Uncle Steve & Sheila and my best friend Lizzy! All in England. Shortly thereafter, from mid August, I have much-loved visitors coming to Brooklyn, and will finally get to see other family & friends that I also haven’t seen since 2019. So many things to look forward to all of a sudden.
I read somewhere yesterday that we’ve lost 4 million people to COVID. FOUR MILLION. I can’t even compute that level of loss properly. The tragedy of it. The sheer enormity of that number. I will continue to honor those lost, by continuing to behave safely, wear my mask in the required circumstances *proudly* and begin to enjoy the company of my loved ones, now that it’s allowed.
I think one of the best ways to honor the less fortunate is to not forget what has happened. To move forward cautiously, and with them in our memories. I lost a good friend (and voice over agent) in early 2021 to COVID, and I often find myself thinking ‘I’ll do this for Sandy, since he can’t’ or ‘This one is for you pal’. Let’s not forget them eh? And not just the few we knew and loved, the MILLIONS of those that we didn’t. And their loved ones left behind to survive the loss. There by the Grace of God go I. And we!
So yeah, to say the absolute least… I am over the moon to have dates marked in calendars and faces to see, family to hug, things to do. We’ll do all of it rather cautiously, because that’s just who we are. But WE ARE DOING IT!
This time next week, for my next ‘Saturday Share’ I will have just landed at the airport, met my little brother off of his incoming SF flight, got picked up by our Mum or Dave (or perhaps both?!) and will be sat in the kitchen nattering away with them. Fully vaccinated, with a fistful of tests and masks.
After 1.5 years. Blimey. We shall see if I get a Saturday Share done 😉
Wow wow wow!!! Now THAT is a gorgeous collection of artwork. Thank you for continuing to share your Clarity work with us, so that we can show it off! Because it is certainly worth showing off.
Thank you for joining me on a Saturday!
Right, I’m off to start packing. Too early? 😉
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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