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Taking a breath

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It’s funny that I think about breathing when passing people in a store now. It’s funny that I wonder if it’s safer to ride with the top down on the car or sealed up. It’s funny that I wonder if it’s safe to pass someone else on a walk or jog.

Sunday jog. Photo by Mike Hartley

If I see someone else out working in the yard do I have to go put on a mask while cutting grass? A gazillion questions and lots of them with changing answers as time passes.

Then there is the need to take a breath when encountering the rage and hostility that is building in this country. And that scares me the most because I see cracks in society.

I’m finding it more comfortable and enjoyable to just stay in my home and yard.

I’m working on a very special letter for a very special person. Someone we are separated from. Someone who really needs us at this time. Take the time if you are separated from someone very important to you to write them. Pour your heart out. Let them know that the bond is still strong and there.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The incline up button on my treadmill is evil.
  • I used to think I spent a lot of time worrying about the people I love, before the pandemic. Boy was I wrong again.
  • I’m not sure we want to think about returning to the wild west days, our weapons are much more advanced now.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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