Day 2696: The Age of Anxiety

Yesterday, during what felt like an age of anxiety on Easter 2020 at a Boston Whole Foods Market,  I noticed this magazine in a check-out line:

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I’m pretty sure that magazine came out before COVID-19 anxiety, which is aging all of us. During any age of anxiety, it helps to know that you are not alone, as that magazine cover reminds us.

Do you see evidence of the age of anxiety in the other images I captured yesterday?

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I’ve been experiencing an age of anxiety because my INR has not been within range for TWO MONTHS (partly because of my having COVID-19 and taking antibiotics for suspected pneumonia), until yesterday.

I celebrated my INR being in range with …

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… chocolate bunnies (on sale)!

Here‘s a post I wrote, during a different age, about how to reduce anxiety (which can multiply as quickly as bunnies).

Do any of my photos, above, reduce your anxiety?  This is my favorite anxiety-reducing photo from today’s post:

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That neighborhood cat seems to be doing okay during this age of anxiety.

Here is The Age of Anxiety (Symphony #2) written by Leonard Bernstein in 1949, inspired by the 1947 W.H. Auden poem The Age of Anxiety:

There have been many ages of anxiety throughout our evolutionary transitions. How are you getting through this one?

As always, I’m getting through this age of anxiety with gratitude.

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26 thoughts on “Day 2696: The Age of Anxiety

  1. Cheers to you and the cool neighborhood cat on a windy Monday morning just outside of Syracuse, Ann.

  2. Tom Waits, Nighthawks At The Dinner, definitely anxiety free…

  3. Can I have some chocolate bunnies? Chocolate always calms me down. But seriously, Easter chocolates are hard to find here. (๑╹ڡ╹)╭ ~ ♡ Have a lovely week, my dear friend. (•‾⌣‾•)و ̑̑♡

  4. I love your photos of cats exploring the quieter world.

    Also, I am very happy to see that you have been able to get out and shop at Whole Foods.

  5. I find that doing something creative helps with anxiety, and a lot of people, including you, have done some wonderfully creative things lately.

  6. puella33

    The image with anxiety is the long line waiting to get in , I like the image of the water- it’s relaxing. Have a nice day, Ann. I would like to add that it’s not just the Age of Anxiety, but the Age of Questions- since this virus is so unknown.

  7. I want to know about the lizard. Not sure it would lower anxiety, but it would still be knowledge…

  8. Lots of angst and anxiety about but also lots of purrrfectly cool ways of relieving it. Hope your Easter was peaceful. Take care Ann.

  9. We are definitely living in the age of anixety

  10. This made me think of you and Aaron (without anxiety). ❤️

  11. the cats seem to be calm and without anxiety, and the chocolates only bring full on joy to the world.

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  14. I came back to this post from a few days ago just to show your photos of the adventuresome orange cat to my orange cat.

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