Day 2688: What is essential?

I believe I may have published another blog post with the title “What is essential?” However, I’m creating this post on my iPhone, which makes it more difficult to check past posts, and I’m deciding that knowing that is not essential.

Other facts are much more essential, these days.

I often take photos of things that are essential to me.

I essentially don’t know how these two images …

… got onto my iPhone. Other facts are much more essential these days.

Because of the work I’m doing — remotely providing group and individual therapy at an essential Boston hospital — it’s essential that I take a day off once in a while, which I’m doing today.

If you’re interested in attending a remote Open Mic this Friday May 15, 7 – 9 PM U.S. Eastern Time, when I’ll be performing a slightly rewritten version of my original song “Triggers,” it’s essential that you sign up by the end of the day before (May 14), using this link:

The essential Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been cancelled this year — the first time in its history — but here‘s my performance of “Triggers” at last year’s festival:

What’s essential to you?

It’s not essential that you leave a comment, but if you do, it’s essential that I express my sincere gratitude.

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23 thoughts on “Day 2688: What is essential?

  1. The communication with family and friends is essential to me.

  2. Your presence in my life provides an essential morning boost, Ann.

  3. Here’s an inessential comment

  4. Humor is essential to me. ⭑・゚゚・*:༅。.。༅:*゚:*:✼✿೭੧(❛▿❛✿)੭೨✿✼:*゚:༅。.。༅:*・゚゚・⭑

  5. Life.


    all essentials in my life.

  6. Generally I find that breathing is essential so I try to do it often.
    Laughter too.
    Smiling also.
    Oh, and hugging pre covid-19 style.

  7. puella33

    These blogs are essential. Ann, why are black and red squares essential to you? I’m just curious.

    • I essentially have no idea how those images showed up on my phone. Thank you for another essential comment.

  8. This morning I learned the local library will be offering curbside delivery. I was very glad to hear that because I think that, although people don’t need to go in them right now, libraries are essential. As are cool cats, good food, family, and friends.

  9. A beating heart, a working and connected brain are essential, to keep these essential things happening it is also essential to not stand in front of moving train or jump out of flying plane without a parachute, just in case you didn’t know……………………..

  10. live life lightly. it’s essential.

  11. Kitty did not look impressed at being roused!

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