For those of you who have never heard of GISH (Great International Scavenger Hunt), well... it is a (rather large) group of do-gooders getting silly for a week. See what it is all about here. Due to the pandemic, it was a bit different this year but still fun and (mostly) helpful to the planet. Below are most of my contributions for this year...
We are almost at the end of September and I realize I haven't posted here since June. This pandemic continues to confound. It's been a little over six months...
Greg and I are still basically self-quarantined in our home. I am working remote full time (and very grateful for my current employment). We take turns walking Atticus at least three times a day and I have gone into the office a handful of times to handle physical logistics. Besides that... a trip to the post office to drop off cards and letters... a trip to the pharmacy to pick up Greg's prescriptions... a couple of groomer appointments to keep Atty from becoming Cousin It and a drive to the park now and then to remember that there is still a world more than a couple of blocks from our front door. We are fortunate to be able to have our groceries delivered (and to be able to afford that) and it's good that we cohabitate well.
The next few posts will feature some poetry and artwork I've worked on since June. I'll try to present more content more often... I sincerely hope you and all you hold dear are well and finding the light and love and happiness in life.
of pushing buttons and fixing holes,
I find myself adrift—
a nowhere man floating
with all the lonely people in a sea of monsters,
doing my darnedest
to avoid the meanies of mindless politics
and a rising death toll.
Just when I think it’s all too much,
birdsong pierces Pepperland
and, with a little help from my friends,
I realize we’re all together now
and all you need is love.
While I realize many may not be able to fully appreciate this poem, I am unapologetic. All I will say is Edelmann refers to the creator of the animated film The Yellow Submarine. If you are not familiar with the movie or the eight Beatles song references, please take the time to look them up. The message is timeless and much needed these days.
If you've been writing, keep writing...even if you don't think anyone will read it...even if you think it's not good enough...just...keep...going. You never know where it will lead you. ;)
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