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A rocky time

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Time can be hard. Time can be cruel. Time can be punishing. I think of the time after surgeries. I think of the time after the death of a loved one. But thankfully time heals and time loves again. I’m letting time be my friend, side by side each minute. An appreciative glance back and forth. A thank you at the end of the day. A warm greeting in the morning. Because the tough times sometimes spur good times.

Beats trying to scale that rock. Photo by Mike Hartley

Can’t hide it – I was watching 60 Minutes and they had a segment on people looking forward to the good times when the Pandemic is passed. But for some, nothing about the future is certain because their families have been forever changed due to Covid deaths. One part struck me when a 15-year-old son was told he was now the man of the family and to take care of it. I got kind of choked up for a second because I remember that being said to me when I was 9 years old and my father had passed.

Several families allowed deeply tragic events to be shared with people. It makes me think how selfish people have become where we can’t take a few seconds to do something to protect each other. Or make some sacrifices without complaining.

Maybe the rich could wait for their place in line for a change of pace. Maybe we could all cooperate and stop pointing fingers. Well, what the hell am I thinking, this isn’t the America I’m seeing now. I think I’ll work hard tomorrow to make it something else.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Any day I can think ahead with a positive outlook is a good day. For instance, even though a full work week is ahead I’m thinking about laughing with friends and family. Well at least over the phone.
  • It’s reported the former president and his legal team parted ways. I guess it’s hard to defend the indefensible.
  • I could read Dilbert cartoons all day.
  • It’s an individual decision but I’m getting the vaccine when I’m eligible. Am I nervous about it, yes? Was I nervous about the first time I had a flu vaccine, yes? And yes I will get it regardless because I don’t want to be so sick I end up in the hospital or dead.

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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